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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, 1844-1930”

Advisor: Richard A. Kaye

Committee Members: Tanya Agathocleous, Nico Israel

Teaching Experience

The City College of New York, CUNY

Adjunct Lecturer, 2018-present

ENG 36602: British and Irish Modernism (SU 19)

ENG 36603: Literature and Suicide (SP 19)

ENG 38105: Modern Drama II (SP 18)

ENG 39203: The Political Novel (SP 18, FA 18)

Lehman College, CUNY

Adjunct Lecturer, 2016-present

Graduate Teaching Fellow (Instructor of Record), 2014-18

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, 19)

ENG 226: Shakespeare (SP 17)

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

ENG 322: Modernism (FA 16)

Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Adjunct Lecturer, 2015-16

ENG 101: English Composition (FA 15)

ENG 201: Introduction to Literature (SP 16)

Oberlin Experimental College

Instructor, 2009-10

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

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

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Whispering Together in the Dark: Rereading Samuel Beckett’s Homosociality through Harold Pinter.”  The Harold Pinter Review: Essays on Contemporary Drama 2.1 (2018): 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.


Hiring Committee, Associate Director for the Writing Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2019-present

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

New Student Mentor, English Student Association, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014-present

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

Course Assessment Committee, English Student Association, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018-19

Alumni and Fundraising Committee, English Student Association, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2017-19

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

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

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

Tutor, Writing Center, Lehman College, 2014

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

Fellowships & Grants

Presidential Research Fellowship, The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018-present

Adjunct Incubator Research & Development Grant, Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018-19

The Robert Adams Day Dissertation Year Fellowship, English Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2018-19

Travel Grant, The Modernist Studies Association, 2018

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

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

Conference Presentation Support Grant, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2016-17

Conferences and Talks

Panel Moderator, “Blackness and the Law.”  Black Lives.  The Graduate Center, CUNY.  New York, NY.  April 2019.

Invited Speaker, “Teaching with Digital Technologies and Writing for Public Audiences.” Experts Among Us. Lehman College. March 2019.

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

Panel Organizer, “Suicidal Modernisms.”  Modernist Studies Association Conference.  Columbus, OH. 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.  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.  Wilkes University.  Wilkes-Barre, PA.  October 2014.

Professional Affiliations

Drama Desk (Voting Member)

Modern Language Association

The Modernist Studies Association