I use queer theory and early modern English literature to ponder questions of reading and interpretation. My work unpacks the histories, affects, desires, and ontological assumptions at play in how readers make meaning from a text.
PhD, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2011
MPhil, European Literature, Oxford University, 2004
AB, English, Duke University, 2002
The Shapes of Fancy: Reading for Queer Desire in Early Modern Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2020). Open Access Edition
Queering Birth, Queering Death: The Problem of Life in Literature (in progress)