I received my PhD in English from the University of Chicago in 2015, where I have taught courses in the American novel and photography, girlhood and American literature, and literary culture in Los Angeles. My undergraduate degrees from Mills College are in English and Ethnic Studies. My dissertation, "American Snapshot: Urban Space and the Minor Archive," argues that minor and counter-culture movements in the 20th century US produce new versions of archiving in response to social crisis, particularly through the mode of the photo-text. My current monograph, "On Other Loathing," explores race, misanthropy, and negative affect in the ethnic American novel. I also have two current essay projects; one is a literary genealogy of the kitchenette apartment in American urban space and the other a piece on the gendered and racialized affects embedded in “blue.” I am a long-time volunteer in the curatorial department at the Chicago History Museum, and I enjoy sewing, succulent propagation, and Windy City Soul Club.