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I received my PhD in English from Loyola University Chicago (Nineteenth Century Studies). I also hold a Master's Degree in English from LUC (Early Modern Drama) and a BA in English and History from the University of Georgia. I am co-editor of Dickens Search and an associate editor of the Charles Dickens Letters Project.

​Areas of research and expertise include Digital Humanities, Textual Studies, the English Novel, and Nineteenth-Century Race and Gender, Composition, and Learning English as a Second Language. 

Links to publications can be found at ORCID (ID: 0000-0001-5628-8451) and Google Scholar.


“ 'Of Spirits so Lost and Fallen’: The Violent Byronic Hero in Miserrimus and Wuthering Heights." Brontë Studies, February 2023, vol. #, no. #, pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/14748932.2022.2148838

"‘Keep[ing] the Outward Figure Away from the Fact’: Reading Harold Skimpole as a Person of Color in Bleak House." Dickens Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 3, September 2022, pp. 310-335, DOI: 10.1353/dqt.2022.0026

“Drafting Jane Eyre: Charlotte Bronte at the Circulating Library.” Victorian Popular Fictions Journal. Edited by Andrew King and Mariaconcetta Constantini. Spring 2022, vol. 4, iss. 1, pp. 78-93. DOI: 10.46911/SHAI3722.   

“An Overview of Digital Resources for the Study of Victorian Fiction.” Edited by Edward Guiliano. Dickens Studies Annual, vol. 53, no. 1, March 2022, pp. 80-87. DOI: 10.5325/dickstudannu.53.1.0070.

“‘Gazing at all the church and chapel going’: Social Views of Religious Nonconformity in Dickens’s Fiction.” Edited by Brenda A. Ayres and Sarah E. Maier. The Theological Dickens. Routledge, 2021, pp. 110-127. ISBN: 9780367742157.

“What Charles Dickens Never Said: Verifying Internet ‘Quotes’ and Accessing the Works with Online Resources.” Dickens Quarterly, vol. 37, no. 3, September 2020, pp. 249-263. DOI: 10.1353/dqt.2020.0033.

“‘A Horrid Female Waterman’: The Contentious Legacy of Grace Darling in Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend.” Dickens and Women Re-observed. Edited by Edward Guiliano. Edward Everett Root Publishers Co. Ltd., 2020, pp. 267-287. ISBN: 978-1913087203

“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, December 2018, pp. 234-249. DOI: 10.1353/vct.2018.0021.

“Tweeting Tippins: Using Digital Media to Recreate Our Mutual Friend’s Serialization.” Dickens Quarterly, vol. 35, iss. 2, 2018, pp. 149-158. DOI: 10.1353/dqt.2018.0014.

“The Juvenile and Erudite: A Study of the Marginalia in Newberry Case Y 12.T219.” JMMLA, vol. 50, no. 2, Fall 2017, pp. 11-29.

“Misogyny or Artistry?: Revisions to Two Conrad Heroines from Serial to First Edition.”
Conrad: Critical Insights. Edited by Jeremiah Garsha. Salem Press, 2016, pp. 69-83. ISBN: 

“Politic Silence: Female Choruses in Lochhead’s Medea and Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale.” Edited by Graley Herren. Text & Presentation. McFarland, 2015, pp. 42-56. ISBN: 9781476624730.

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