BIO

 

ACADEMIC

I hold a PhD and an MA from Harvard and a BA and an MA from Stanford. At Harvard I co-coordinated the British and Anglophone Literature Colloquium and chaired the Graduate Advisory Committee. I passed my general orals in 2011 and my fields examination in 2013. My dissertation, The Comic Age, was overseen by Professor Philip Fisher. 

I have presented work in the American and British Literature Colloquiua and at the Conference on Contemporary Theory in Dehradun, India. For my work in the classroom at Harvard I received five Certificates of Merit in Teaching; I recently taught at Claremont McKenna as a Visiting Assistant Professor for several semesters.

Before I attended Harvard, I was offered the Mellon Wang Fellowship by the University of California, Berkeley, a Rose Fellowship by Columbia University, and an English Departmental Fellowship by Yale University. 

At Stanford, I earned a BA in Creative Writing with Honors in Interdisciplinary Studies with Departmental Distinction; I was  awarded the President's Award for Academic Excellence.

As an undergraduate, I completed a nonfiction thesis on the founding of writers' organization International PEN under the direction of Tobias Wolff. The bulk of my creative writing training is in poetry. My workshops were completed under Peter Campion.

 

OTHERWISE

Over the last years I've done several other, non-academic things: I've worked in publishing as an editor at McSweeney's and as the publisher of the American Reader. I also ran a small copywriting start-up. My interests are very broad and include tech, cinema and poetry as well as my academic work. I began writing screenplays in 2015.