Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., Princeton University (2014)

M.A., Brown University (2008)

B.A., University of Cambridge, UK (2006)

Teaching Interests

I specialize in literature written in Britain from 1660-1830, with a particular emphasis on poetry. At Amherst, I teach several classes on British Romantic literature, such as "Nature and Imagination in the Romantic Era," "Solitude and the Self in British Romanticism," "The Wordsworths" and "Frankenstein: The Making of a Monster."  I also enjoy teaching the history of poetry more broadly. In “Reading Poetry,” "Early Women Writers," "Making Literary Histories II," and “Amherst Poets,” I teach the tools and methods needed to engage with a wide selection of anglophone poetry.


 Lonely Poets and their Publics: Being Alone Tigether in British Romantic Poetry (book manuscript in progress).

“'Strange Shells' of Poetry: Charlotte Smith’s Echoic Poetics,” Forthcoming in Placing Charlotte Smith, Eds. Jacqueline Labbe and Elizabeth Dolan, Lehigh University Press.

“Ophelia’s Loneliness,” ELH, 82.2 (Spring 2015).

“Being alone with Dr. Winnicott,” Passions: Synapsis ed. Simona Corso. Peter Lang, 2017. 19pp.

“‘Draw me a Picture’: A New Approach to Teaching Poetry,” Co-written with Prof. William Gleason, The Princeton Guide to Teaching Literature. Eds. Diana Fuss and William Gleason. Princeton University Press, 2015. pp.287-290.


Awards and Honors

Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching (2013).

Quin Morton Teaching Fellowship, Princeton University (2012-2014).

Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2011-12).