I’m a fourth-year PhD student in Harvard's English department, where I'm also Lead Coordinator of Graduate Colloquia and Co-coordinator of the Twentieth Century and Contemporary Colloquium. My primary areas of interest are contemporary literature in English and digital culture, and I’m currently at work on a dissertation about literature in the age of the discursive genre that we call “content.”
I also have two other major areas of interest: First, I’m interested in questions of literary critical method. I do work in the digital humanities and have an article on analytic philosophy and the phenomenology of reading forthcoming in New Literary History. Second, I’m interested in the broader sweep of twentieth century and Modernist literatures. I have an article on Joyce’s thinking about lyric in the Journal of Modern Literature.
As a supplement to my academic work, I write pieces for popular venues, often on fiction by and about women. My Public Books essay, “Chick Lit Meets the Avant-Garde,” was featured on Lithub Weekly and will also be anthologized in a Public Books Reader.
Before coming to Harvard, I completed an M.St. at Oxford (English literature 1900-Present) and a B.A. at Yale (English and Philosophy). My research at Harvard and Oxford has been supported by Charles Warren, Cooper-Siegel and Clarendon scholarships.