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I’m an English literature Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. My work focuses on American gothic literature and contemporary horror films. I’m particularly interested in defining the American eco-gothic. 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, 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)


  • “’It’s a dog eat dog world’: The Neoliberal Horror of Texas Chain Saw Massacre II.” Oh, The Horror: Politics and Culture in Horror Films of the 1980s, edited by Kevin M. Scott & Connor M. Scott, McFarland & Company, Forthcoming.
  • “Cartography of the Imperial Mind: The Dangerous Forms and Reforms of Dracula,” The Journal of Dracula Studies 1, 2017. pp 50-69.



Upcoming Talks and Conferences

  • “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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