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EDUCATION

2013 Ph.D. English, University of California, Santa Barbara
2012 M.F.A. Poetry, Boston University
2009 M.A. English, University of California, Santa Barbara
2007 B.A. Biological Sciences and English, University of Delaware

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor
2015-present Department of English, Lafayette College

Visiting Scholar
2014-2015 Department of English, Concordia University, Montreal

Visiting Lecturer
2014 (Spring) Women and Gender Studies Program, MIT
2013 (Fall) Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2017 Writer’s Fellowship at the Edward Albee Foundation
2016 Richard King Mellon Fellowship ($5,000)
2016 Digital Humanities in the Classroom Mellon Award, “Responsive Surfaces: A Poetry and Engineering Collaboration on Digital Mood” with Prof. Brent Utter ($2000)
2015 Canada Council of the Arts in Professional Writing ($12,000)
2014 Summer Literary Seminars, Lithuania ($700, declined)
2013 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara ($6000)
2012 Cambridge Arts Council, CAC Grant ($1500)
2012 Academic Senate Award for Doctoral Research, University of California, Santa Barbara ($1000)
2012 Commended Poem, “The Antihero,” Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition, Judge: Don Paterson
2012 Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship in Poetry, Lisbon, Portugal ($5500)
2012 Dzanc Books Scholarship for North America Writers of Luso Descent, Disquiet Writing Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
2012 Writer’s Room of Boston “Emerging Writer Fellowship in Poetry,” Boston, MA
2011 Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, ($18,000) 2011 Albert and Elaine Borchard Fellowship in European Studies ($3,000)
2011 Merit Fellowship, New York State Summer Writer’s Institute, Skidmore College
2010 Merit Fellowship, New York State Summer Writer’s Institute, Skidmore College
2007 Degree with Distinction, Award for Senior Thesis entitled “Nietzsche’s Eternal Return in the work of Jorge Luis Borges,” University of Delaware
2006 First place for Excellence in Research in Science and Engineering, McNair Scholars 2005-2007 McNair Fellow, University of Delaware and Harvard University

PUBLICATIONS

Academic Peer Reviewed

2015 “Transgenic Poetics,” Postmodern Culture, Issue 25.1
2015 “The Tetra-Ethyl Lead Campaign and the Eco Gaze,” Resilience (under consideration)

Academic Other

2014 “Vitality and Vulnerability: An Essay and Interview with CM Burroughs”
2012 “Scientific Materialism and Poetics: An Interview with Eleni Sikelianos”
2012 Review of Sarah Riggs’ The Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck Press)

Creative Books

2015 The Kingdom and After, Tightrope Books, (Author). [Reviewed in The Rumpus, the Coal Hill Review, Broken Pencil Magazine, and Room Magazine]
2015 “Lisboa, Tanga, Goa,” Others Will Enter the Gates, Black Lawrence Press, (Contributor). 2011 Strangers in Paris, Tightrope Books (Author and Editor).

Creative Chapbooks

2012 Some Citrus Makes me Blue. Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, (Author).
2012 Organ Speech, Paris: Corrupt Press, (Author).

Creative Individual Poems and Essays

2017 “Fabric in Tribeca,” The Adroit Journal, January.
2016 “Manchester to Lisbon,” The Walrus, April.
2016 “Five of Swords,” Two Peach, Issue 2.
2015 “SalmonFly,” The Volta, December.
2015 “Dior” and “Indigo,” Pank Magazine, August.
2015 “The Jungle,” The Academy of American Poets, July.

2015 “Jules et Jim, 2005,” Cosmonauts Avenue, Issue 4.
2013 “Spectral and South Philly,” How Journal.
2013, “Big Sur,” Redivider.
2013 “The Flight to Sacramento,” Rattle.2012 “The Afrikander,” Guernica.
2012 “The Metallurgist,” Memorious.
2012 “Synaptic Space” and “The Child who Grows up Wanting to Engineer Surfaces,” Media Fields: Science and Scale, University of California, Santa Barbara.
2010 “The Nothing of my Kitchen Sleep,” Upstairs at Duroc.

INVITED TALKS
2015 University of Oregon, Environmental Studies Symposium, “Feminism, Race, and the Anthropocene,” May 7-9.
2013 La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Department of Anglophone Studies, “Living Matters,” April 19th.
2013 Boston University, Department of Fine Arts and Painting, “BioArt,” February 5th.
2013 Birkbeck College, University of London, Contemporary Poetics Research Centre,“Transgenic Culture and Poetic Idiom,” January 17th.

(SELECTED) CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2015 “Habits of Quarantine,” National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, November 9th-12th.2014 “Ocean Quarantine,” Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Dallas, Texas, October 9th-12th.

2013 “Hygiene, Contagion, Toxicity: Figuring Molecular Life in the 21st Century,” Rendering the Visible, Georgia State University, Atlanta, February 8th-10th.

2013 “Transgenic Poetics” Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 27th-30th.

2012 “Foreignness, Surrogacy, and Reproductive Discourses” After Queer, After Posthuman, Rice University, Houston, September 14th-15th.

2011 “Tiny Matter: Neuro-Architecture in the 21st century” World Picture Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, September 23d.

2011 Beckett, Affect, and the Brain” Southern California Irish Studies Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, January 2011.

2010 The Disintegrating Subject: Cognition, Affect, and Consciousness in Beckett’s Molloy” for Literature, Theory, and Culture, University of California, Santa Barbara, November 16th.

2010 “Intersubjectivity, Affect, and Cognitive Conflicts in 20th Century Anglophone Texts” Society of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Indianapolis, Indiana, October 28-30.

2010 “The Plastic Stitch: Self-contraction and Consciousness in Beckett’s Molloy” Back to the Beckett Text, University of Gdansk, Poland, May 10-14.

2010 “The Molecular Aesthetic: Affect and Depersonalization in European Modernism” The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, Queens University in Belfast, April 8-10.

2009 “Splitting and Object Relation Theory in Patrick McCabe’s Butcher Boy” Southern California Irish Studies Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, April.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
French: Advanced
Swahili: Beginner
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
FemTechNet
Society of Literature, Science, and Art
Modern Language Association
National Women’s Studies Association