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.
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.