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I joined the English Department at Siena College in Fall 2019.  I received my Ph.D. in English Literature from Boston University, where I also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing.  My research and teaching focus on Victorian literature, classical music, the history of science, and gender and sexuality studies. I am also a classically trained clarinetist. 

Degree Program University
Ph.D. English Literature Boston University
M.A. English Literature Boston University
A.B. English and Music Dartmouth College

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

I am passionate about teaching across disciplines and working with students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.  I have taught courses on topics ranging from nineteenth-century literature and science to the history of the novel, contemporary global fiction, bohemian art movements, and music, gender, and social change.  In all of my classes, I strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which students listen as well as speak and write; engage with a variety of genres and media; embrace challenging conversations about gender, sexuality, race, and class; and explore ways to turn theoretical inquiry into activist practice. 

My Favorite Courses to Teach

Women in Literature, Sexuality in Literature, Narratives of HIV/AIDS in Literature & Pop Culture, Narratives of Sexual Violence, Pandemic Literature 

My Professional Experience

Current Research

 Victorian literature, gender & sexuality studies, classical music, history of science