Welcome! I am a doctoral student of English Literature at Stony Brook University. My areas of focus include nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature, early film, energy humanities, and diaspora studies. Prior to starting my PhD, I received my BA from NYU Gallatin and my MA in English and American Literature from NYU’s Department of English.
I have received fellowships from PERIPLUS Collective, the Center for Changing Systems of Power, Edward Guiliano Global Fellows, Northeast Modern Language Association, and more.
My monograph-in-progress, Intimations of Energy, theorizes a potential political and environmental resistance that emerges from the study of energy and energy systems in the Southwest following the Mexican-American War. This project focuses on the literary expressions of displaced populations in Indigenous and Mexican writing. I argue that these writings and histories not only unveil how our current dependence on carbon-based fuels came to be, but also point to imagined possibilities of building life beyond it.
Recent academic articles have appeared in Western American Literature, Henry James Review and Modern Language Studies. Works of fiction have appeared in New Letters, Shenandoah, Four Way Review, The Dodge, and other literary magazines.