Global Modernism, Magic & the Occult, Critical Theory, Asian American Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Digital Humanities, Intellectual History, the Literary Critic
My dissertation, "Otherworldly Modernism: Magic, Mediums, and Coloniality," takes magic as a point to entry to analyze the production of global modernisms. Drawing on critical ethnic and decolonial studies I analyze how North Atlantic modernist authors, artists, and audiences looked outside the West to produce modernity and find meaning in it.
MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Gragg Barr Scholarship, UIUC, Fall 2022
- LAS Fellowship, UIUC, Fall 2021–Spring 2022
- Gragg Barr Scholarship, UIUC, Spring 2020
- Nicholson Graduate Fellowship for Cornell School of Criticism and Theory, UIUC, Spring 2020, delayed until Summer 2021
- Kirkpatrick Fellowship, UIUC, Fall 2015–Spring 2016
Awards and Honors
Ruth Schurman Brookens Graduate Award for the teaching of first year writing (Spring 2021)
Instructor of Record
- RHET 101: Principles of Writing
- RHET 102: Principles of Research
- RHET 105: Writing and Research
- ENGL 109: Introduction to Fiction, Advanced Composition
- ENGL 213: Global Modernist Literature and Culture
- AAS 100: Introduction to Asian American Studies
Additional Campus Affiliations
- Department of Asian American Studies
- Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
- Cowritten with Ted Underwood and David Bamman. "The Transformation of Gender in English Language Fiction." Cultural Analytics, 13 Feb. 2018. DOI: 10.22148/16.019.
"Reflections on the School of Criticism and Theory, Summer 2021." Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. 2021.
"Localizing Planetarity." Kritik, 27 Apr. 2021. Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.
"Structuralism's Promise and Peril." Kritik, 22 Sept. 2020. Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.
"Creative and Collaborative: Trying out Careers in Publishing." GradLIFE Blog, 17 Jun. 2019. UIUC Graduate College.
Transcription, translation, and explication of Marcel Proust's letter to Jacques Hébertot (31 Jan. 1917). "Proust and the Great War (Part 2)," edited by François Proulx. UIUC RBML Non Solus Blog, 19 Feb. 2018.