Assistant Instructional Professor, Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, The College
Affiliate Faculty, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
I received my PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. My teaching and research centers on American modernism and the culture of modernity, gender and sexuality studies, nonhuman studies, and the history of social science. My dissertation at Chicago studied the way that turn-of-the-century naturalist literature looked to post-Darwinian social theory to imagine an American modernity outside of hegemonic political narratives surrounding gender, race, capital, and empire. Currently, I enjoy thinking and writing about the cultural history of microorganisms, reproductive politics around 1900, and forms of intimacy and care outside of the bourgeois family. I am also a proud member of Faculty Forward/SEIU Local 73, the contingent faculty union at the University of Chicago.