I’m an assistant professor of English at North Dakota State University, where I specialize in American literature and culture during the long nineteenth century. My scholarship deals with the intersections of literature, political violence, and scientific discourses, and I’m especially interested in how state and non-state actors have deployed the language of scientific certainty in the pursuit of political and social transformation.
Right now, I’m working on a monograph entitled Star Territory: Printing the Universe in Nineteenth-Century America. I’ve also written a number of articles for academic journals, including PMLA, American Quarterly, and J19. My work has considered both well-known and less well-known authors, from Henry James to Pauline Hopkins to John Rollin Ridge. You can read some of this work by clicking the publications link.
For a current copy of my curriculum vitae, click here.