University of California, Santa Barbara (July 2018-present)

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, “WhatEvery1Says” Project (WE1S), UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
  • Director, WE1S Curriculum Lab
  • Lecturer, UCSB English Department


Stanford University, Ph.D., English, June 2018

Yale University, B.A., English, May 2012

Cambridge University, Pembroke-King’s Programme, Summer 2010


Nineteenth-Century British Literature; The Novel; Poetry; Literature and Science; Modernism; Sociology of Literature and Reading; History of the Book; Reception Studies; Victorian Popular Culture; History of Education; Archival Methods; Public Humanities; Digital Humanities


“‘Always Called Jack’: A Brief History of the Transferable Skill,” Victorian Periodicals Review 50.1 (Spring 2017): 39-65. Winner of the VanArsdel Prize, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.

“Teaching Literature and Science in Silicon Valley,” Journal of Literature and Science 10.1 (Summer 2017): 58-64. Special joint issue with Configurations on the state of the field.


UC Santa Barbara

  • English 148RS, “Reading with Scientists: How to Export Literature” (Fall 2018)
  • English 11, “Literature in the Real World: How to Solve Problems with Books” (Winter 2019)
  • English 197, “Reading in Santa Barbara: Past, Present, and Future” (Spring 2019)


  • English 180B, “Reading Politics: The History and Future of Literacy” (Summer 2017)
  • English 162-W, “Novels vs. Dinosaurs: Narratives of Evolution in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science” (Spring 2016)
  • Program of Writing and Rhetoric 1GAD, “Display Cases and Databases: The Rhetoric of Collection” (Winter and Spring 2014)

Collaborative Teaching Experience

  • Preparing Future Professors Program, Stanford and San José State Universities (Winter-Spring 2017)
  • English 184H/STS 200D, “Text Technologies: A History,” Stanford (Fall 2014)
  • Dickens Universe Community Discussion Seminar, UC Santa Cruz (Summers 2015 and 2018)


  • CBS Bicentennial Narrators Scholarship, Stanford (2017-2018)
  • Community Engagement Grant, Stanford Office of Community Engagement (2017)
  • Cardinal Course Grant, Stanford Haas Center for Public Service (2017)
  • Preparing Future Professors Fellowship, Stanford and San José State Universities (2017)
  • VanArsdel Essay Prize, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (2016)
  • Modern British History and Culture Graduate Research Opportunity Grant, Stanford (2016)
  • Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity Grant, Stanford (2016)
  • Weiland Fellowship, Stanford (2015–2017)
  • Collaborative Teaching Project Fellowship, Stanford (2014)
  • Irma Curtis Anzini Fellowship, Stanford (2012-2016)
  • John Hubbard Curtis Prize for Excellence in English, Yale (2011)


  • “Continuity and Juxtaposition,” Strategic Presentism Roundtable (convened and moderated by Caroline Levine), Modern Language Association Convention: States of Insecurity; New York (2018)
  • “Reading Literature at a Science College,” Invited talk at the Stanford History of Science Workshop (2017)
  • “Reading in Circles: Fiction, Popular Science, and the Mutual Improvement Society,” North American Victorian Studies Association: Social Victorians; Arizona State University (2016)
  • “Transferrable Skills in Victorian Crime Fiction and Post-Recession Pedagogy,” British Association for Victorian Studies: Consuming (the) Victorians; Cardiff University (2016)
  • “Victorian Literacy Politics and the Sensational Natural Histories (and Mysteries) of London and the Universe,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies: Natural and Unnatural Histories; Appalachian State (2016)
  • “Expert Genres: Pickwick and Popular Science,” Dickens Universe Graduate Conference; UC Davis (2016)
  • “A Panorama of Passions: Land in Balzac’s Comédie Humaine,” Society for Novel Studies: Land and the Novel; University of Utah (2014)
  • “Generic Frames: Paratext and Genre in Early Nineteenth-Century British Decamerons,” Berkeley-Stanford Conference: TRANS-IT; UC Berkeley (2014)
  • “‘I love you all I can, I think’: Transnational Humor in Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazilian Poetry,” Yale Graduate Conference: American Literature in the World (2013)


  • Pedagogy Committee, Stanford English Department (2013-2015)
    • Collaborated to establish the Writing Intensive Seminars in English (WISE) program, a series of undergraduate courses taught by graduate students.
  • Poetry Out Loud Committee, Stanford English Department (2012-2015)
  • Archive Projects at Stanford, Stanford English Department (2015-2016)
  • “Reading 1984 in 2017: Literary Criticism in the Community” (Fall 2017)
    • Public Humanities partnership between the Stanford English Department and Hillsdale High School, supported by the Stanford Office of Community Engagement and the Stanford Humanities Center.