Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
PhD. Aug. 2015.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
M.A. 2009 French Literature and Language
B.A. 2004 Political philosophy, major

Other Publications

“Embodying History for Social Change in Jules Michelet’s Le Peuple.Nineteenth-Century French Studies. Forthcoming vol. 47, nos. 3–4, Spring–Summer 2019.

“Review: Balzac Literary Sociologist by Allan Pasco.” Symposium: a Quarterly Journal of Modern Literatures. 2018 Full Text

Translation of Catherine Nesci, “Introduction” to Mystères de Paris et Mystères urbains américains. Du récit des bas-fonds au film noir et au « Steampunk » (1840-2015).  Full Text

“Review: Jenny l’ouvrière: drame en cinq actes by Adrien Decourcelle and Jules Barbier. Edited by Janice Best and Nicole Corbett.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 46.1-2 (2017). Full Text

“Charles Testut and Les Mystères de la Nouvelle-Orléans: Journalism in Exile.” Les Mystères Urbains au XIXe Siècle: Circulations Transferts Appropriations. Eds. Dominique Kalifa and Marie-Ève Thérenty. 24 Feb. 2015. Full Text

“Charles Testut, «Les Mystères de la Nouvelle-Orléans», Commenté par Rebecca Powers.” Medias19. Anthologies, Les Mystères Urbains: Etats-Unis. 19 Feb. 2015. Full Text

L’Education Sentimentale: Passivity and Violence.” Narrative is the Essence of History:Essays on the Historical Novel. Ed. John Cameron. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2012.19-30.

“Review: Splendeurs et misères de la grisette by Alain Lescart.” MLN Modern Language Notes 126.4 (2011): 922-925.


Book Project: “Droit au Travail!” The Literary Origins of the Right to Work in 19th Century France. Under advance contract.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

October  2018 (Manhattan Beach) “Publicity and Perception: The Literary Legacy in Second-Republic Worker-Run Newspapers” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium. Conference Program



▪ Nineteenth Century French Studies (NCFS), member
▪ Societé des Études Romantiques et Dix-neuviémistes (SERD), member

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