GSEA Representative, 2014-15
B.A. with High Honors in English, UC Riverside, 2012
M.A. in English, UC Riverside, 2014
Joseph Childers (chair), Katharine Kinney, David C. Lloyd
The academic novel, the figure of the intellectual in modernist texts, working-class literature and proletarian intellectualism, critical pedagogy and the historical development of higher education
My research is currently concerned with the figure of the intellectual and her or his relation to formal institutions. I am primarily interested in the ways the modernist aesthetic has worked dialectically structures of higher education to solidify a particular type of intellectual. My research works to uncover the sociopolitical investments in establishing the alienated intellectual as a dominant type while also working to uncover alternative, and potentially subversive, intellectual types. By doing so, I aim to further discussions about the social role of the intellectual and the precarious position that he has in moments of class struggle.
“Hart Crane, Allusion, and Affective Association,” UC Riverside, May 29, 2015.
“The State of Composition: Literature’s Role in Freshman Writing Courses,” UC Riverside, 2014
“Words dry and riderless: Plath and the Articulation of Loss,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside, CA, October 2014
Service and Awards:
Representative, Graduate Student in English Association at UC Riverside, 2014-2015
Co-Coordinator, The Global 19th Century: Contiguities, Connections, Detachments Conference, February 2015
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, UC Riverside, 2015
Eugene Cota-Robles Award, 2013
Chancellor’s Fellowship, UC Riverside, 2013