I study twentieth-century American culture, and especially the literature and criticism of the era immediately following the Second World War. I'm currently writing a dissertation on postwar efforts to define what, exactly, "American culture" was, at a time when Americans were uniquely concerned to broadcast national confidence, but also uniquely wary of anything resembling nationalism or totalitarian zeal.
I am a Resident Tutor at Mather House, I write for Harvard's Colloquy magazine and host the podcast Veritalk, and I am an assistant research librarian at the Harvard College Library. I also co-coordinate the English Department's graduate American colloquium.
Charles Sheeler: American Landscape