I specialize in early modern and eighteenth-century British and American literature, print culture, and history of the book, informed by postcolonial theory and affect theory. I do comparative work in Spanish and Portuguese, and I am working on a book of poetry inspired by the years I spent working in the fishing and foodservice industries before attending university. I have a secondary PhD field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.
My dissertation project considers a set of exploration narratives from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and early eighteenth centuries, focusing on the way that readers articulated their relationship to imperial projects, inflected by race, gender, and class, both on and with the physical books they used.
My July 2019 article in Women Writers in Context approaches this question through the work of Eliza Haywood, and offers a set of digital tools I built to trace Anglophone women writers' engagement with global geographies.
I've also been busy with a long-term project on affect and emotional practices in early merchant-capitalist societies. My January 2019 article in Eighteenth Century Fiction is part of this work.
I am currently a collaborator with the Intertextual Networks Project for the Women Writers' Project at Northeastern University.