Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D. Princeton University (2014)

M.A. Brown University (2008)

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


 Lonely Poets: The Paradox of Solitude in British Romanticism (book manuscript in progress).

“'Strange Shells' of Poetry: Charlotte Smith’s Echoic Poetics,” Placing Charlotte Smith, eds. Elizabeth Dolan and Jacqueline Labbe, Lehigh University Press (2019)

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

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

“‘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.


Teaching Interests

At Amherst, I teach several classes on British Romantic literature, such as "Nature and Imagination in Romantic Literature," "The Wordsworths", "Solitude and the Self," and "200 years of Frankenstein: The Making of a Monster."  Survey courses such as "Early Women Writers" and "Making Literary Histories, 1650-1850" allow students to put British literature from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries in conversation with literary theory. I also enjoy teaching the history of poetry more broadly: courses on “Reading Poetry” and “Amherst Poets” allow students to engage with a wide selection of anglophone poetry.

Awards and Honors

Visiting Research Fellowship, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (forthcoming, Spring 2020).

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

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

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