I am a lecturer and presidential fellow in American Studies at the University of Manchester, where I specialize in the study of nineteenth-century print culture and the history of science. My scholarship has appeared in academic journals such as PMLA, American Quarterly, J19, and ESQ. I have also written for popular venues, such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Common-place.
My first book, Star Territory: Printing the Universe in Nineteenth-Century America, is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press.
I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students aiming to pursue literary projects related to print culture, book history, or the history of science in the United States. I am particularly interested in projects that engage some part of the long nineteenth century, or the period spanning from about 1789 to 1914.
For a copy of my curriculum vitae, click here.