I’m a PhD candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in the literature and criticism of the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries. My dissertation is about a handful of figures that emerge or take on new significance in the mid-Victorian period and become necessary features of that period's attempts to narrate environmental and social transition. I got my BA and MA in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto and have been the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright program, the Mellon Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Related interests include the history of aesthetics and critical theory, the theory of the novel, critical university studies, the environmental humanities, and the practice of literary criticism.
During the 2022-23 academic year, I’ll be a Mellon Mid-Doctoral Fellow with Penn’s Price Lab. I'll also return as a co-coordinator, with Eilis Lombard, of Penn's Modernist and Contemporary Reading Group, Mod/Con.