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Ph.D. in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, Expected 2019

Oral Examination Fields: Narratives of Self-Destruction; Holocaust Memoir and Fiction; Visions of England in British Genre Fiction, 1880-1960

M.Phil. in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018

M.A. in Liberal Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2013

B.A. in English, Cinema Studies, and Jewish Studies, Oberlin College, 2011


“The Leap and the Gap: Writing Suicide in Britain, 1847-1930”

Advisor: Richard Kaye

Committee Members: Tanya Agathocleous, Nico Israel

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Lecturer, The City College of New York, CUNY, 2018-present

ENG 25000: Introduction to Literary Study (FA 18)

ENG 38105: Modern Drama II (SP 18)

ENG 39203: The Political Novel (SP 18)

Adjunct Lecturer, Lehman College, CUNY, 2016-present

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Lehman College, CUNY, 2014-17

ENG 111: Composition I (FA 14, 15, 16, 17)

ENG 121: Composition II (SP 15, 16, 17)

ENG 222: Literary Genres (SU 15, SP 18)

ENG 226: Shakespeare (SP 17)

ENG 303: English Literature II: Romantic through Modern (FA 18)

ENG 322: Modernism (FA 16)

Adjunct Lecturer, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, 2015-16

ENG 101: English Composition (FA 15)

ENG 201: Introduction to Literature (SP 16)

Instructor, Oberlin Experimental College, 2009-10

EXCO 488: The Films of the Coen Brothers (SP 09)

EXCO 489: The Films of Jim Jarmusch (FA 10)

Selected Publications


“Whispering Together in the Dark: Rereading Samuel Beckett’s Homosociality through Harold Pinter.”  The Harold Pinter Review: Essays on Contemporary Drama 2.1 (2o18).  107-117.  Print.

“A Reader’s Beheading: Nabokov’s Invitation and Authorial Utopia.”  Nabokov Studies 13 (2014/15): 53-93.  Print.


“Leo Braudy, Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds.”  Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 27.3 (2016): 515-518.  Print.

“Máirtín Ó Cadhain, The Dirty Dust.”  Modern Language Studies 45.2 (Winter 2016): 65-66.  Print.


Course Assessment Committee, English Student Assocation, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018-present

Listserv Administrator, English Student Association, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018-present

Alumni and Fundraising Committee, English Student Association, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2017-present

Assistant Editor, The D.H. Lawrence Review, 2017-present

Interviewer, Alumni Recruiting Network, Oberlin College, 2014-present

Chair, Modern Drama Division, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2016-17

Assessment Scoring Committee, English Department, Lehman College, 2014-15 and ’16-17

Student Mentor, English Student Association, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014-15 and ’16-17

Tutor, Writing Center, Lehman College, 2014

Research Assistant to Richard Kaye and Jane Marcus, 2013-14

Fellowships & Grants

Adjunct Incubator Research & Development Grant, Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018-present

The Robert Adams Day Dissertation Year Fellowship, English Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018-present

Writing Across the Curriculum Fellowship, Lehman College, 2017-18

Conference Presentation Support Grant, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2016-18

Graduate Center Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2013-18


Presenter, “The Good Soldier and the Edwardian Disappearance of Death.”  Modernist Studies Association Conference.  November 2018.

Panel Organizer and Moderator, “Suicidal Modernisms.”  Modernist Studies Association Conference.  November 2018.

Presenter, “One Might Come to Fruit in Death: D.H. Lawrence, the Death Drive, and Women in Love.”  D.H. Lawrence Virtual Conference for Graduate Students.  April 2018.

Presenter, “Durkheim and Freud: Competing Narratives of Suicide.”  Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference 2017.  University of Massachusetts.  Amherst, MA.  October 2017.

Panel Organizer and Moderator, “Modern Drama.”  South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference 88.  Jacksonville, FL.  November 2016.

Presenter, “Whispering Together in the Dark: Rereading Samuel Beckett through Harold Pinter.”  South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference 87.  Durham, NC.  November 2015.

Panel Co-Organizer, “Periodizing the Twentieth Century.”  Friday Forum.  The Graduate Center, CUNY.  September 2015.

Presenter, “Living Among Them: Finding W.G. Sebald in Austerlitz.”  Re(presentation): Problematizing Authenticity.  St. John’s University.  Jamaica, NY.  March 2015.

Panel Moderator, “Narrating the Traces of Loss.”  Trance.  The Graduate Center, CUNY.  New York, NY.  March 2015.

Presenter, “Norman Mailer’s Jewish Hitler.”  The Norman Mailer Society Conference ’14.  Wilkes University.  Wilkes-Barre, PA.  October 2014.

Professional Affiliations

Drama Desk (Participating Member)

Modern Language Association

The Modernist Studies Association

The Norman Mailer Society