I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and affiliate faculty in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Florida, I was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in digital pedagogy at Georgia Tech. My primary research area is nineteenth-century American women’s literature. My research and teaching interests include American literature before 1900; women’s literature; archive studies; gender, sexuality, and feminist theory; and digital humanities. My current book project uses feminist historical context and archival research to analyze representations of working women and labor systems in American women’s literature and culture between 1839 and 1915.
I have been a member of the Society for the Study for American Women Writers (SSAWW) since 2010 and served on the SSAWW Advisory Board from 2010 to 2016. I am also a member of the American Studies Association (ASA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA).