I am a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. My research focuses on American literature and culture after 1900, critical theory, and the intersection of visual and textual forms. I have a B.A. in Literature from Duke University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia.
My book project, Senseless Violence and the Aesthetics of the Margins, is about violence and emotion in contemporary American fiction and art. My scholarship on contemporary fiction, violence, the avant-garde, affect studies, feminist theory, and aesthetics appears in venues including Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, South Atlantic Review, the minnesota review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. I have additional research and teaching interests in the digital humanities, gender and sexuality studies, critical race theory, visual culture, digital pedagogy, and rhetoric and composition.
I am co-editor of a special issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory devoted to the theme of “Violent Feelings,” and I co-edit TECHStyle, an online forum about digital humanities, new media writing, literary studies, and digital pedagogy.