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    My research interests encompass the large sweep of changes engendered by modernism and modernity during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. More specifically, I study how discourses of racial and sexual science reconfigured human identity. As a digital humanist I do so using the affordances provided by information technology.


    The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
    Doctor of Philosophy in English, 2012
    Dissertation:  Conspiratorial Modernism: Modernism and Conspiracy Theory in Proust, Joyce, Faulkner, and Musil
    Master of Philosophy in English, 2008
    Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Master of Arts in Literary Studies, cum laude, 2005
    University College Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, cum laude, 2003


    Peer-Reviewed Essays
    “From Belle Juive to Femme Fatale: The Female Jewish Body and the White Slave Trade.”
    Jewish Studies Quarterly. (Forthcoming)
     “Between Memory and Remembrance: Teaching the Holocaust in a Literary Theory Class.” New Developments in Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence Education. Ed. Amy Traver and Dan Leshem. (Under Review)
     “Imagining the Continuously Present Past: The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project and Visualizing William Faulkner’s Narratives.” (In process)
    “Masochism and Marriage in The Rainbow and Ulysses.” Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence. Ed. Heather Lusty & Matthew J. Kochis. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Co-author Jennifer Mitchell, 2015
    “The Spectral Salomé: Salomania and Fin de Siècle Sexology and Racial Theory” Decadence, Degeneration, and the End: Studies in the European Fin-de-Siècle. Ed. Christopher Nissen and Marja Härmänmaa. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2014.
    “Art as Exile, Exile as Art: The Life and Work of Charles Edgar Du Perron.” Art and the Artist in Society. Ed. Elsa Luciano-Feal, José Jimenez-Justiniano, Jane Alberdeston. Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013.
    “Max Nordau, Madison Grant, and Racialized Theories of Ideology.” Journal of the History of Ideas. 72.1 (2011) 119-140.
    Solicited Essays
    “Using Digital Yoknapatawpha as a Scholarly Tool.” Mississippi Quarterly. (Forthcoming)
    Digital Scholarship
    Lead Editor
    Adaptation William Faulkner’s The Hamlet, with Stephen Railton, James Carothers, and John Corrigan. The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project. University of Virginia’s Digital Media Center. Stephen Railton, Principal Investigator. 2016. URL:
     Collaborating Editor
    “Retreat.” The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project, 2015.
    The Sound and the Fury. The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project, 2014.
    “Red Leaves.” The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project, 2013.
    “A Rose for Emily.” The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project, 2012.


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