Ph.D., English, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2012
B.A., English, Cornell University, 2004, cum laude
Children’s and Young Adult Literature
New Media Studies & Digital Humanities
Fan, Reception, and Audience Studies
Novels of the “Long” Nineteenth Century (British and North American)
Early Modern/Renaissance Fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Popular Culture Studies
Selected Publications and Presentations
Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers. New York: Routledge, 2013. (co-edited with Katherine R. Broad and Carrie Hintz.)
“What Faction Are You In?: The Pleasure of Being Sorted in Veronica Roth’s Divergent.” Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers. Eds. Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad, and Carrie Hintz. New York: Routledge, 2013: 19-34.
“Sherlock and the (Re)Invention of Modernity.” Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom. Eds. Louisa Stein and Kristina Busse. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2012: 196-209.
“When Worlds Continue: The Doctor’s Adventures In Fandom and Metatextuality.” Peregrinations, Ruminations, Regenerations: A Critical Approach to Doctor Who. Ed. Christopher Hanson. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010: 164-176.
“A Scandal in Bohemia.” In Short Story Criticism. Detroit: Gale, 2014. (As editorial advisor.)
“Approaches to Teaching: Lady Mary Wroth.” In the Instructor’s Guide to the Broadview Anthology of English Literature, 2007. http://sites.broadviewpress.com/bablinstructors/
“Actors.” In The Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History Vol. 3: The Early Modern Period. Eds. Cherrie A. Gottsleben, Victoria Mondelli and Kristen P. Chew. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 2007.
- 2013. “Playing Along with Alcott, Montgomery, and Eager: The Evolution of Participatory Culture in Children’s Literature.” Children’s Literature Association; Biloxi, MS; June 13-15.
- 2013. “‘Nothing Gold Can Stay: Reading Apocalypse, Revelation, and Paradise (Not) Regained in Fan Fiction.” Modern Language Association; Boston, MA; January 3-6.
- 2012. “‘Matters of Predestination’: Writing Out-of-Order as Prophecy in L.M. Montgomery’s Journals and Fiction.” L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island: L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory; Charlottetown, PEI (Canada); June 21-24.
- 2012. “What Faction Are You In? The Pleasure of Being Sorted in Veronica Roth’s Divergent.” Children’s Literature Association; Boston, MA; June 14-16.
- 2012. “Where We Have Gone Before: Mimicry and Repeated Imagery in Star Trek.” North East Modern Language Association; Rochester, NY; March 15-18.
- 2012. “The Power of the Wound: Manifesting Trauma and Self Destruction in YA Fantasy Novels.” Modern Language Association; Seattle, WA; January 5-8.
- 2010. “‘It’s all real. I knew it!’: Metafiction, Belief and the Audience Embodied in SF/F Television.” Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition & the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto: Desiring the Text, Touching the Past: Towards an Erotics of Reception; University of Bristol (UK); July 10.
- 2009. “The Devil’s Parties: Regency Romance and The Byronic Hero in His Dark Materials.” North East Modern Language Association; Boston, MA; February 26 – March 1.
- 2008. “When Worlds Continue: The Doctor’s Adventures in Fandom and Metatextuality.” Film and History; Chicago, IL; October 30 – November 2.
- 2007. “‘She Saved the World – A Lot’: Reading Fictional Universes and Writing Utopias in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Society for Utopian Studies; Toronto (Canada); October 4-7.
- ENGL 3103 Children’s Literature
- ENGL 4050/5050 Special Topics: Digital Narratives for Young People
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: 2013-present.
Adjunct Lecturer, Queens College, City University of New York: 2010-2013.