I specialize in multilingual and transnational literatures of the early Americas. My first book, Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans
, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2019. It examines the transnational, political, and social reach of French Louisianian theatrical culture.
Click here to buy a copy: https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/5146
Recently, I have started a new project, tentatively titled Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures
in which I explore how imperial incursions into the Pacific during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries shaped conceptions of nature and the environment in the Atlantic world.
I am also the co-editor of America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment
(Winter, 2016) and my work has appeared or is forthcoming in the journals Early American Literature
, Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
, and Cambridge University’s African American Literature in Transition Series.