I am a 2nd year PhD student in the English department at Penn, where I am also pursuing a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. I have a BA in Comparative Literature and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Harvard and an MPhil in English from Cambridge.
My research interests include theories of gender and sexuality, especially heterosexuality; contemporary art, literature, and popular culture; and genre theory/genre fiction.
I have given invited talks at diffrakt: zentrum für theoretische peripherie in Berlin, the Estonian Academy of Arts, the University of Amsterdam, and French Riviera Gallery in London. In summer 2021 I taught a seminar on histories and cultures of the global AIDS crisis to high school students as part of the Penn Summer Program.