B.A. Oxbridge literature and theory; philosophy, William Jewell College, 2014
In my research, I am interested in agitprop literatures in colonial contexts, particularly in Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa. I also study protest and ecocriticism, and their occasional overlap in some Afrofuturist novels. I focus particularly on stylistically and narratively complex novels, which are often read as art for art’s sake, too complicated for the masses, and thus unintended or ineffective as political intervention.
Recent Scholarly Activity
International and National
“‘The [Rolling] Last Stop”: Re-Queering Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex” at the PCA/ACA Annual National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015
“Poetry, Imagination, and Revolution in Shelley’s The Mask of Anarchy.” The Sigma Tau Delta Review 11.1 (2014): 72-80.
“‘The [Rolling] Last Stop”: Re-Queering Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex” at the Graduate Research Symposium at the University of Notre Dame, March 5-6, 2015
“‘In the Heart of the Hibernian Metropolis’: Trams, Informants, and the Experience of Harassment in the Colonized City” at the University of Notre Dame Gender Studies Research Workshop at University of Notre Dame, February 20, 2015
“‘In the Heart of the Hibernian Metropolis’: Streets, Trams, and the Colonized Psyche” at the Southern California Irish Studies Colloquium at University of California, Riverside, October 18, 2014