I am a scholar of modern literature and gender. I focus on topics related to pregnancy in works written between WWI and WWII, particularly the literary movement known as modernism. My research is motivated by two overarching questions. First, in what ways does literature allow expression of experiences that have been excluded from political debates about reproduction? Second, in what ways do literature and literary communities engage in their own kinds of erasure, thereby limiting the reproductive stories that get told?
My first book, Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control (Bloomsbury Academic 2016), shows how modernist literature gave voice to reproductive stories that were taboo for politics and journalism. My current book project considers the relationship between masculinity and pregnancy in modernism.
Assistant Professor of Humanities, University of Kansas, 2016-Present
Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2016
Lecturer in English, Florida State University, 2014-2015
Ph.D., English, Florida State University, 2014
MA, English, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, 2008
BA, Journalism, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004
Program in Language, Society, and Cultural Studies, University of Sevilla, 2002