Greetings! I am an academic from the United States who researches aspects of female “monstrosity” in both 19th century British literature and 17th century American history. While I specialize in these fields, my interests also include the Gothic, penny narratives, the environment in literature, medical studies, horror literature and cinema, photography, and podcasting.

I am currently co-editing an anthology with Sophie Raine from Lancaster University in the UK. Our forthcoming project, Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic, is an edited collection which examines penny blood and dreadful novels of the 19th century. My other forthcoming literary work, Wild Female Monsters: Violent Women and the Victorian EcoGothic, is currently in the editing and revision phase with a slated publication for 2022.