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Professional Memberships

-Modern Language Association

-International Society for the Study of Narrative

-Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

-North American Victorian Studies Association

I am currently an Assistant Professor of English in the Humanities Department at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. I specialize in British long nineteenth-century literature, as well as the history of the novel since the eighteenth century. 

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Ph.D., English, December 2015


Dissertation: "But Wait, There's More: Serial Character and Adaptive Reading Practices in the Victorian Period" 

Committee: Sean O'Sullivan (chair), Robyn Warhol, Amanpal Garcha, Jill Galvan


Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

​M.A., English, June 2011


Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 

B.A., English with a minor in History, June 2009

magna cum laude, honors and distinction

B.A., Psychology, June 2009

magna cum laude, honors

"The Victorian Serial Novel and Transfictional Character." Victorian Studies 59.3 (Spring 2017): 409-418.
"The Ethics of Serialized True Crime." in The Serial Podcast and Storytelling in the Digital Age, Ellen McCracken, ed. Routledge, January 2017.
“Sweeney Todd as Victorian Transmedial Storyworld.”  Victorian Periodicals Review 49.3 (Fall 2016): 443-460.
"The Sympathy of Suspense: Gaskell and Braddon's Slow and Fast Sensation Fiction in Family Magazines." 

Victorian Periodicals Review 49.1 (Spring 2016): 149-170. 



"Abandoned in America: Identity Dissonance and Ethnic Preservationism in Giants in the Earth.

MELUS 33.3 (2008): 147-168. 


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