Dissertation Advisor(s): Jed Esty
"Forms of Justice: The Rise of the Legal Procedural in the Age of Due Process, 1930-1980"
Society of Fellows in the Humanities, University of South California
B.A. summa cum laude, English and French, Amherst College, 2010
M.Phil. with distinction, Modern European History, University of Cambridge, 2012
I work on 20th- and 21st-century American fiction, film, and television.
My dissertation, entitled "Forms of Justice: The Rise of the Legal Procedural in the Age of Due Process, 1930-1980," articulates the development of the legal procedural in the context of midcentury criminal rights law.
My debut novel, Take Me Apart, is forthcoming from MCD / Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2019.
I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the USC Society of Fellows 2018-2020.
Research and Writing Interests
Law and literature
Criminal rights law
Cinema and TV studies
War, violence, and trauma
Literature and visual art
A complete CV is available upon request.