I am an academic currently employed at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. I received my PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, UK, where I researched early-to-mid Victorian Gothic literature and medical sciences. Beyond research in Victorian studies, my interests are diverse.
My first monograph, Violent Women and the Victorian EcoGothic, drawn from my dissertation, is currently under contract with Lexington Books for a publication of 2022.
I am the proofreader and Editorial Board member for the Studies in Gothic Fiction journal. I am also 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.
As a member of the IGA, NAVSA, and PCAACA, I am an avid participant and presenter at both continental and international conferences.
I currently 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.