I am a writer, scholar, and educator who focuses on modern and contemporary American literature, art, and culture. In my current position as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, I teach classes focused on contemporary literature, visual culture, writing, and multimedia composition. 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 post-1945 American fiction and art. I have written about contemporary fiction, violence, the avant-garde, affect studies, feminist theory, and aesthetics for 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, queer theory, new media writing, 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.