I am the Associate Director of Studies in History & Literature as well as a lecturer in the American Studies field. I received my doctorate in English and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from Emory University before joining History & Literature. I also served as a Fellow of Academic Research in the Division of Arts and Humanities at Harvard in 2012-2013.
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 and Common-place. 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.
In History & Literature, I advise prospective students and concentrators, serve as the study abroad concentration adviser, and work closely with our lecturers. I have taught junior tutorials that range across American history and literature and seminars on the history of reading; I also regularly advise senior theses. In Spring 2018, I am co-teaching a sophomore tutorial on gender and sexuality.