I am a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Harvard, where I work in the field of modern drama. My research interests include theater and performance studies, transatlantic modernism, and literature's intersections with religion and philosophy. My dissertation, "Profaning Theater: The Drama of Religion on the Modernist Stage," demonstrates how the theater’s passage into secular modernity generated a new fascination with the religious past. Examining works by Shaw, Stein, Yeats, Barnes, and Beckett, I show that Anglophone dramatic modernism was forged through a deep engagement with the history and philosophy of Western religion.
I have taught at Harvard College and Emerson College, and have also worked as a writing tutor at the Harvard Extension School. I served for three years as the Executive Director of the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard (2013-2016), where I was also the Assistant Director from 2012-2013. I am a co-founder of the Harvard Drama Colloquium, of which I was the co-coordinator from 2012-2014.