When I am not reading or tinkering with digital projects, you can find me teaching at Cal State Northridge. My teaching and research interests include 19th-century and contemporary American literature, popular culture, transnationalism, digital humanities & technology, race and ethnicity, and global trade. I have been published in the Journal of Transnational American Studies and have forthcoming essays in Engaging the Age of Jane Austen: Public Humanities in Practice (book), the Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, and more.
In my free time, I work on Digital Humanities initiatives. Most recently, I joined the Andrew Mellon-funded WhatEvery1Says project, which uses machine learning methods to analyze public discourse on the humanities at large data scales. I also regularly host Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons at CSUN. In the past, I served as a Media Curator for the textbook, The American Yawp, which is an open-source American History Textbook forthcoming by Stanford University Press. In the past, I have worked as an encoder for digital archives, including the Women Writer’s Project and the Modernist Journals Project.
Ph.D. 2015, Brown University
M.A. 2011, Brown University
M.A. 2009, University of California Santa Cruz
B.A. 2005, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo