Research and Teaching Interests
American Literature (especially Nineteenth-Century), Multicultural American Literature, African American Literature, Transpacific Studies, Atlantic Studies
“Poe’s ‘Vast Island-studded Ocean,’” invited article Poe Studies, special issue on “Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes” (forthcoming in Fall 2021).
“Drink, Doubling, and Perverseness in Poe’s Fiction.” In Southern Comforts: Drinking and the U.S. South, edited by Conor Picken and Matt Dischinger. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, March 2020. Co-authored with J. Gerald Kennedy.
“From Typee’s Tommo to Moby-Dick’s Ishmael: Gift Exchange in the Capitalist World System.” Atlantic Studies 13, no. 2 (2016): 206-226.
Editorial Assistant for Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe, edited by J. Gerald Kennedy and Scott Peeples. New York and London: Oxford UP, 2019.
Work in Progress
Pacific Crosswinds: Antebellum American Narratives and the Transpacific World.
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.A., Louisiana State University
B.A., University of Virginia