I received my PhD in 2017 from Emory University. Currently, I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell University, where I teach courses in nineteenth-century literature, the novel, and literature and medicine. The positions allows me the time to innovate my pedagogy as well as complete my book manuscript, “Engendering Waste,” that works at the intersection of the environmental humanities and gender and sexuality studies to show how gendered representations of burial and mourning refigure “waste” not simply as unwanted or depleted materials, but as biological, social, and environmental processes enacted and arbitrated by women.
In my classes, I model the interdisciplinary ethos of my scholarship, in which the rhetoric of scientific knowledge can be put into productive relationships with literary texts to foster a critical social conscience about various issues in historical and contemporary life. Drawing from fields such as the medical humanities, environmental humanities, and sexuality studies, my courses, from first-year writing to advanced literary study, use writing intensive, interdisciplinary methods and digital humanities projects to engage students and help them build skills that will serve them in the university and beyond.