Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
Previous position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, Stockton University
Research and teaching interests:
I write and teach at the hinge of the environmental humanities and postcolonial studies, focusing on contemporary environmental literature from the global South. My interests include globalization; food studies; extraction; disaster; climate fiction; history and theory of the novel; ecocriticism; gender, sexuality, and queer theory; global modernism; environmental activism; race; and indigeneity. My current research examines the politics of food in contemporary environmental fiction from South Africa, South Asia, and the US.
PhD in English, University of Pennsylvania, August 2018
MA in English, University of Pennsylvania, May 2014
BA in English and Italian Area Studies, summa cum laude, Kenyon College, May 2012
“Global Gardens: Reading Landscapes with Zoë Wicomb’s October.” Global South, special issue on “Cultures of Cultivation,” edited by Sarah Lincoln, under review.
“Paddy, Mangoes, and Molasses Scum: Food Regimes and the Modernist Novel in The Tale of Hansuli Turn.” Modernism and Food Studies, edited by Jessica Martell, Adam Fajardo, and Philip Keel Geheber, University Press of Florida, forthcoming in January 2019.
"South African Ecocriticism: Landscapes, Animals, and Environmental Justice.” With Walter Dana Phillips. The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism Online, edited by Greg Garrard, Oxford UP, 2017. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935338.013.154