I earned my PhD in English at the University of Oregon, where I specialized in Victorian literature, print culture, and disability studies. My dissertation, “Printing the Other Victorians: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Embodiment and Identity,” drew on materialist methodologies from periodical studies, archival studies, and the digital humanities to examine embodiment and embodied identity (including disability, gender identity, sexuality, and race) as they manifest in and through newspapers, novels, advertisements, archives, and more.

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Currently, I'm Director of Transformative Technologies at University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center. I work with faculty, staff, and graduate students across all 12 of UVA’s schools to promote deep, experiential learning and student flourishing in and beyond the classroom through strategic technology use.

I am the creator and producer of Victorian Scribblers, a biography and literature podcast about the nineteenth-century writers time forgot.

When I'm not wearing any of the above hats, you'll probably find me writing fiction, playing guitar, crafting elaborate vegetarian recipes, teaching myself to sew, or playing with my dogs.


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