I am a scholar of nineteenth-century Gothic Studies currently employed at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ as an Adjunct Professor. I received my PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, UK, where I researched early-to-mid Victorian Gothic literature and contemporaneous medical sciences.
My first monograph, Monstrous Women in the Victorian Gothic, 1837-1871, drawn from my dissertation, is currently under contract with Lexington Books for a publication of November 2022.
I was recently appointed as an Advisory Board member for the ETAP series at Rowman & Littlefield publishers. I am the proofreader and Editorial Board member for the Studies in Gothic Fiction journal and a peer reviewer for various journals in the UK and the US where I have written extensively on the Gothic, gender, science fiction, environmental studies, and horror.
I reside in a Pennsylvanian wooded sanctuary with my loving husband and our cat, and appreciate the tranquility of the natural environment. In my free time, I enjoy playing board games, photography, and film analysis. In addition to these hobbies, I also have an interest in learning new languages. My current training incorporates both the informal and formal practices of the German language.