Ph.D. Princeton University, 2011

M.A. New York University, 2005

B.A. New York University, 2004

Teaching & Research Interests

My interests include Latinx and Latin American studies, multi-ethnic U.S. literature, contemporary poetry, critical race and ethnic studies, Black and WOC feminisms, novel studies, Victorian literature, and psychoanalysis. 


Novel Relations: Victorian Fiction and British Psychoanalysis (Princeton University Press, 2019)

Winner of the NVSA 2019 Sonya Rudikoff Prize for best first book in Victorian studies

Winner of the 2021 Courage to Dream Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association, awarded for the book that best promotes the integration of the academic and clinical worlds of psychoanalysis

Selected Publications 

"Dolores Dorantes and Anti-Feminicide  Style." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, 57.2 (2023), 143-163. 

Responses, Symposium on Novel Relations, with essays by Wendy Xin, Kent Puckett, Adela Pinch, Ankhi Mukherjee, Zachary Samalin, and Simon Reader. Syndicate Lit, Februrary 2022.

"The Desert Is Not Empty," review of This Side of the Desert by Alfredo Aguilar. Guernica, June 9, 2021.

Ed. and Introduction, Symposium on Worlds Enough by Elaine Freedgood, with essays by Sukanya Banerjee, Sarah Brouilette, and Ronjaunee Chatterjee. Syndicate Lit, January 2021.

Review of The Life Assignment by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado. The Common, December 8, 2020.

With Ronjaunee Chatterjee and Amy Wong: “Undisciplining Victorian Studies,” Victorian Studies 62.3 (2020): 369-91,  introducing our co-edited special issue on critical race theory, disciplinarity, and Victorian literary studies. A modified version of our introduction is available here: Undisciplining Victorian StudiesLos Angeles Review of Books, July 10, 2020.

"Dispatches from the Land of White Noise," review of The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. The Common, August 27, 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.

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

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

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

“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.

Honors & Awards

Donald Gray Prize for best essay published in the field of Victorian Studies, North American Victorian Studies Association, 2020 (for "Introduction: Undisciplining Victorian Studies," co-written with Ronjaunee Chatterjee and Amy Wong)

Honorable Mention, Donald Gray Prize for best essay published in the field of Victorian Studies, North American Victorian Studies Association, 2015 (for "Alone with Tess")

American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship, 2012-2013

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

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