Devin William Daniels is a third-year graduate student in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned BAs in English and philosophy at Penn State University (2011), where his honors thesis "We Are Become Death: Cultural Shockwaves of Hiroshima" won the Henry W. Sams Award for Excellence in Literary Criticism. His current research explores the relationship between U.S. imperialism, biopolitical control and surveillence, and 20th- and 21st-century American literature, with particular attention to discourses of security, information, and disaster. His other interests include archival theory, the long novel, speculative fiction, and experimental cinema. Off the clock, he plays guitar in the post-punk band Recognitions, rides bicycles, and watches too much NBA (#TrustTheProcess).