I am the Associate Director of Studies in History & Literature as well as a lecturer in the American Studies field. As Associate Director, I advise prospective students and concentrators, work closely with our lecturers, and serve as History & Literature's study abroad adviser. I have taught junior tutorials that range across American history and literature and regularly advise senior theses on a range of topics. Some of my recent courses include a History & Literature 90 seminar titled Old Weird America and a sophomore tutorial on gender and sexuality.
My research focuses on sentimentality and the history of reading in the nineteenth century, and I've published essays on antinovel tracts, fan letters, and historical and imagined readers in American Literature, Common-place, and The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American Renaissance. My broader teaching and research interests include early and nineteenth-century American literature and culture, women’s writing, early African American literature, theories of affect, and history of the book.