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Ph.D. Candidate in English at Temple University (18th-19th c. American Literature and Medical Humanities) and Writing Instructor at Rowan University
I am pursuing a PhD in English literature at Temple University. My dissertation, “The Resurrection and the Knife: Protestantism, Nationalism, and the Invention of the Cadaver During the Rise of American Medicine” focuses on the intersection between gothic fiction, medical historiography, and religious ideology in the early American republic, with particular attention to the cadaver as it is created in cultural, medical, and spiritual discourse. This research unites my interests in the social history of medicine and the dynamics of the religious imagination in the 18th and 19th century United States.

Research Interests: 19th c. American literature, literature and history in the early American republic, the medical humanities, gothic literature, spirituality and science

Teaching Interests: writing across disciplines, writing with technology, digital research methods and pedagogy


Temple University
Ph.D. Candidate in English (anticipated defense Fall 2018)


Villanova University
Masters of Arts in English (2010)


Messiah College
Bachelor of Arts in English (2007)


“The Resurrection and the Knife: Protestant Cadavers and the Rise of American Medicine.” Literature and Medicine 32.2 (Fall 2014). (special issue, “Religion and Medicine in American Literature”).  link

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