Devin William Daniels is a second-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). His research explores issues of disaster, speculation, and control in 19th- and 20th-century cultural production. He is particularly interested in how developments of bureaucratic, nuclear, and digital technologies have structured and limited our ability to perceive, address, and depict ecological (and other longue durée) disasters, from 19th-century writers like Dickens and Melville to the post-nuclear fiction of Delany, Silko, and Burroughs. His other interests include critical theory, the novel, speculative fiction, science studies, the environmental humanities, and issues of archives and documentation. Off the clock, he plays guitar in the post-punk band Recognitions, rides bicycles, and watches too much NBA (#TrustTheProcess).