Research Interests

Ecological, New Materialism, Gender, and Neurological studies in early-to-mid-Victorian literature, pedagogy, British literature, the Gothic, psychoanalytic theory and behavorialism, scholarly publishing, film studies, environmental psychology, identity formation and representation, Salem studies, and nineteenth-century medical discourse.

Archival Research

“Domestic Violence and Early American Women.” 1692 Court Records. Salem, MA. 2017.

“The Witch in Literature Archival Research.” 1692 Court Records. Salem, MA. 2016.


Ph.D., English, Manchester Metropolitan University. 2021.

Dissertation: Wilderness and Female ‘Monstrosity’: A Material Ecofeminist Reading of   Victorian Gothic Fiction.

Committee: Chloe Germaine Buckley (Director), Emma Liggins, Linnie Blake, Carol Margaret Davison, Angelica Michelis, Dale Townshend.

Description: My work focuses on the popular Gothic figure of female monstrosity in early-to-mid-Victorian literature, arranging modern and contemporaneous medical texts that consider how corporeal bodies are material-semiotic figurations of immaterial discourse and environmental affectations.

M.A. with Distinction (Summa Cum Laude), English, The College of New Jersey. 2016.

B.A. with Distinction (Cum Laude), English/Secondary Education, The College of New Jersey. 2014.