I am currently a lecturer on American Studies in the History & Literature concentration at Harvard University, where I serve on the History & Literature Tutorial Board, and Head Teaching Fellow for the Harvard Humanities "Art of Looking" program. I am a co-director of the Novel Theory Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center and a member of the Doing Science Through Literature (DSL) team at Yale University. This year I am also a recipient of the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities Fellowship and the Elson Family Arts Initiative Fund, both awarded by Harvard University. While completing my Ph.D., I was appointed Visiting Instructor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature in the English Department at Connecticut College.
Broadly speaking, my research and teaching interests concern gender, technology, and the state. I have taught courses such as "Computers and American Culture," "Post-1945 U.S. Women's Literature," and "The Machine in Nineteenth-Century American Literature." I am currently completing a manuscript on opinion polls, census taking, and university administration in post-1945 U.S. literature. I have pieces published or forthcoming on speculative fiction, pre-digital labor and the census, as well as new work on drones and domesticity.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of English at Brown University in 2014. My scholarship and teaching has been generously supported by the Huntington Library, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the English Institute, the Elson Family Arts Fund, the Harvard University Provostial Fund, and other fellowship-granting institutions.