PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies (April 2019)
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dissertation Title: “Coal Culture and the Residue of Fossil Capital, 1968-Present”
Committee: Kathleen M. Newman (chair), Jeffrey J. Williams, John Soluri

MA in English (December 2011)
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Thesis: “Noir Ontology: Existing in the Fragmented Urban Spaces of Los Angeles”
Committee: Aaron Jaffe (chair), John Gibson, Stephen Schneider

BA in Philosophy, summa cum laude (May 2007)
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Honors Thesis: “Emancipatory Art in the Age of the Culture Industry”
Thesis Advisor: David Owen


Modern Language Association
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
American Studies Association
Petrocultures Research Group
Cultural Studies Association

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