I am a fourth year PhD candidate in the Victorian Studies program at Loyola University Chicago's English Department. Additionally I hold a Master's Degree in English from LUC with a concentration in Early Modern Drama and a BA in English and History from the University of Georgia.
In 2016 I co-founded The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society (LUCVS) and its Day Conference with fellow Victorian Ph.D students in the English Department. In spring 2018, I will be teaching a course at LUC on class tensions in the Victorian novel. Currently, I am co-chair of the Dickens Society Communications Committee.
Areas of interest include Creative Writing, Dickens Studies, Digital Humanities, Dramatic Theory, Early Modern Drama, Fiction, Poetry, Textual Studies, and Victorian Studies.
"The Devastating Impact of The Lord Wharton Bible Charity in Wuthering Heights" for the The Brontë Society at Brontë 200: Emily Brontë Bicentenary Conference in York, England. 9 September 2018.
"The Emotive Possibilities of Sensory Disability in American Notes and “Doctor Marigold”" at the 23rd Annual Dickens Symposium in Tübingen, Germany. 1 August 2018.
"Dickens Piecemeal: Revising Authorial Biography in Oak Park Festival’s A Dickens Carol" at the 42nd Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando Florida. 7 April 2018.
"Pickwick in the Essex Pound: Class Tensions in Wat Tyler’s County" at the 22nd Annual Dickens Symposium: Interdisciplinary Dickens, at College of General Studies, Boston University in Boston, MA. 15 July 2017.
"Silver the Parrot: Stevenson’s Marxist Allegory of Unclaimed Wealth and Class Mobility" at the conference "Robert Louis Stevenson: New Perspectives" at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, 6 July 2017.
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"@GE_Jaggers in 280 characters: Exploring Repressions in the Great Expectations Readalong" on the Dickens Society Sponsored Panel "Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" at the 50th NeMLA Conference in Washington D.C. 21-24 March 2019.
“Pinero’s “Erotometer”: A Gyrating Theatre Puppet and Moral Outrage in the Edwardian Press” at the 43rd Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, FL. 4-6 April 2019.
"The Juvenile and the Erudite: A Study of the Marginalia in Newberry Case Y 12.T219." JMMLA. Fall 2018. (Forthcoming)
“The Devastating Impact of Lord Wharton’s Bible Charity in Wuthering Heights.” Edited by Deborah Logan. Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature. No. 134, Fall 2018, pp. 234-249.
“Bill Sikes.” Edited by Phillip Allingham.The Dickens Magazine, vol..8, iss. 3, 2018, pp.5-6.
“Tweeting Tippins: Using Digital Media to Recreate Our Mutual Friend’s Serialization." The Dickens Quarterly,vol. 35, issue 2, 2018, pp. 149-158.
"Joseph Conrad 1857–1924." The Dickens Magazine, vol. 8, iss. 2 ,, 2017, pp. 31-32.
“Misogyny or Artistry?: Revisions to Two Conrad Heroines from Serial to First Edition.” Conrad: Critical Insights. Edited by Jeremiah J. Garsha, Salem Press, 2017.
“Politic Silence: Female Choruses in Lochhead’s Medea and Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale.” Edited by Graley Herren, Text & Presentation,