Bio

I specialize in early modern and eighteenth-century British and American literature, print culture, and book history, informed by postcolonial theory and affect theory. I also do comparative work in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and I write poetry informed by the years I spent working in the sportfishing and foodservice industries before attending university. 

I am working on a dissertation project on exploration narratives from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, focusing on the way that readers articulated their relationship to the imperial project (inflected by race, gender, and class) both on and with the physical books they used. 

I currently coordinate the Harvard English Department's Long Eighteenth Century and Romanticism Colloquium and am a collaborator with the Intertextual Networks Project for the Women Writers' Project at Northeastern University.