About

I hold a Ph.D. in English from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. I am interested in writing, research, and web development. My dissertation explores the interstices of tourism, travel literature, and visual culture, from the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War. Most of my current research project involves English and American tourists around the Mediterranean, particularly Italy. I have taught a variety of writing-intensive survey courses in English literature, from the Romantics to Nineteenth Century Realism, from the Modernists to Post-Colonialism, as well as an upper-level course in Victorian and Modernist Literature. My courses emphasize the relationship between text and visual culture, including popular culture. My goal for each class is that students finish the semester with stronger analytical and writing skills; a knowledge of texts, authors, and movements; and a vocabulary for better understanding and navigating the world in which we live. This may include class blogging projects, using Google maps to explore novels, or teaching T.S. Eliot alongside Pitbull. You can learn more about my research and writing by visiting Publications.