Californian, Associate Professor of English, Associate Chair of English, CSUN Senator-At-Large. I go by she/her.

As a researcher and teacher, I am working to better understand the relationship between forms and genres of popular print culture and the nineteenth-century Anglophone world. My interests include 19th-century and contemporary print culture, form and genre, empire, globalization, ecology, diversity and equity, women’s writing, pop culture, and public humanities. I have been published in Studies in American Fiction, Engaging the Age of Jane Austen: Public Humanities in Practice, the Journal of Transnational American Studies, and more. I am currently at work on a book about the historic influence of transatlantic captivity narratives on 19th-century U.S. popular imaginings of Asia-Pacific expansion.

When I am not reading or teaching, you can find me working on digital and public humanities initiatives. Most recently, I was recruited to work as an English Consultant for Scale AI in Rubric development, helping develop standards and benchmarks for accurate, safe, and responsible AI content. I was also invited to craft a podcast on representations of gender and sexuality in the horror pulps for the Circa Queer Histories Roundtable by ONE Archives Foundation at CSUN in fall 2023. I also served as one of the MLA Public Humanities Incubation Mentors in 2022.

  • 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

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