Ph.D. Princeton University, 2011

M.A. New York University, 2005

B.A. New York University, 2004

Teaching & Research Interests

I specialize in Victorian literature and critical theory, with a focus on psychoanalysis. My wider interests include the history of the novel, critical race and ethnic studies, decolonial and postcolonial studies, contemporary poetry, Latinx and Chicanx studies, and WOC feminism(s).



With Ronjaunee Chatterjee and Amy Wong: “Undisciplining Victorian Studies,” Victorian Studies 62.3, introducing our co-edited special issue on Critical Race Theory & VS, out in September 2020.

“Metaleptic Mourning,” Essays in Honor of Elaine Freedgood, Victorian Literature & Culture 47.3 (2019): 631-36.

“Margaret and the Victorians,” PMLA 134.3 (2019): 507-523.

“Linking with W.R. Bion,” Defamiliarizations series, Victorian Literature & Culture 47.1 (2018): 167-186.

“Alone with Tess,” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 48.1 (2015): 18-44.

“The Weariness of the Victorian Novel: Middlemarch and the Medium of Feeling,” English Language Notes 48.1 (2010), Special Issue on Genre and Affect: 139-154.

 Essays and reviews

Review of Object Lessons: The Novel as a Theory of Reference by Jami BartlettVictorian Studies 60.1 (2017): 111-113.

“Alien Sex.” Virtual Roundtable on Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love by Emily Witt (FSG, 2016), Public Books, March 24 2017.

“Minimal Care in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea.” Los Angeles Review of Books, Jan 15, 2017.

Collations: Book Forum on Elisha Cohn’s Still Life (Oxford UP), V21 website, Dec 2016.

 Review of The Buried Giant: A Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. Psychoanalytic Psychology 33.4 (Oct 2016): 626-631.

 “One-sentence pastiche,” in The Pocket Instructor: Literature: 101 Exercises for the College Classroom, ed. Diana Fuss and Bill Gleason. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. pp. 273-275.

Review of The Christopher Bollas Reader. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 18 (2013): 101-104.

Honors & Awards

Honorable Mention, NAVSA Donald Gray Prize for best essay published in the field of Victorian Studies, 2015

American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship, 2012-2013

Mellon-Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship, Amherst College, 2011-2013

Five College Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Amherst College, 2010-2011