Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D. Princeton University 

M.A. Brown University 

B.A. University of Cambridge, UK 



Singing by Herself: Lonely Poets in the Long Eighteenth Century (Cornell University Press; forthcoming 2024).

Co-editor, with Joselyn M. Almeida, Romantic Antislavery Literature and its Legacies Pedagogies and Contexts, special issue in Romantic Circles Pedagogy, forthcoming 2024.

"Wordsworth's Lucretian Fortitude," The Wordsworth Circle, Spring 2022.

"Robert Southey's Sailor, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Mariner, and the Cultivation of Abolitionist Guilt," for a special Issue on Poetry and Public Feeling, Eds. Lily Gurton-Wachter and Tristram Wolff. Romantic Circles, 2021.

“'Strange Shells' of Poetry: Charlotte Smith’s Echoic Poetics,” Placing Charlotte Smith, eds. Elizabeth Dolan and Jacqueline Labbe. Lehigh University Press, 2020.

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

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

“‘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.

Classes at Amherst

"Reading Poetry"

"Early Women Writers" 

"Making Literary Histories, 1650-1800."

"Making Genre in the Eighteenth Century" 

"Retelling the Eighteenth Century"

"British Romantic Poetry: Nature and Imagination "

"The Wordsworths"

"Frankenstein: Contexts and Afterlives"

"Amherst Poets (First Year Seminar)

Awards, Honors and Fellowships

Visiting Scholar, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (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).