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I’m an English literature Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. My work explores representations of murder in American gothic literature and horror films from the 19th-century to the neoliberal era. Prior to joining the doctoral program at Stony Brook, I worked as a high school teacher within the NYC public school system. This invaluable experience has led me to develop a passionate and continuing interest in pedagogical practice. Outside of my academic life, I’m a podcast aficionado, tea addict, board game champion, and novice yogi. Some of my favorite days are spent going to the theatre.


Stony Brook University Ph.D. in English Literature (Anticipated 2021) Advanced Certificate in Teaching Writing (Anticipated 2018) NYU Steinhardt MA in Educational Theatre & Social Studies (2013) Adelphi University Honors College BFA in Theatre Arts (2011)


“Cartography of the Imperial Mind: The Dangerous Forms and Reforms of Dracula,” The Journal of Dracula Studies (forthcoming).



Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Porous Bodies and Infectious Environments: Edgar Allan Poe’s Atmospheres of Horror.” Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at Stoker Con. March 1-4, 2018. Providence, Rhode Island. “Trump as ‘Daddy’: American Psycho and Hero Worship in the Neoliberal Era.” 2018 NeMLA Conference. April 12-15, 2018. Pittsburgh, PA.

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