AboutMy path to studies in Comparative Literature via a BA in Russian Studies from the American University and an MA in English from Andrews University has given me a variety of skills for examining texts and their contexts as well as for translating ideas from one language and culture to another. These complementary skills have informed the way I interact with colleagues and students in my work as a researcher, as an instructor, as a public relations coordinator, and as a technical writer. Because of my experiences working with academic and professional colleagues from around the world, I am committed to fostering diversity in the campus community by making the classroom a safe space for the exchange of ideas about race and ethnicity, gender identity and sexuality, politics, and faith.
EducationPh.D. Comparative Literature, Purdue University, 2015
M.A. English, Andrews University, 2007
B.A. Russian Studies, The American University, 2001
Work Shared in CORE
Other Publications2017 “The Findern Codex and In the Middle: Understanding ME Vernacular Manuscripts through the Lens of Social Media in the Twenty-First Century,” The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript: Text Colelctions from a European Perspective. Eds. Karen Pratt, Bart Besmusca, and Ad Putter. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht
2016 “Putting Words in Their Mouths: Russian Bylini as Discursive Space.” Folklorica, Vol. 20 (2016), pp. 83-111