I am a cultural historian specializing in American literature and book history across the long nineteenth century. During the 2018-2019 academic year, I will be a visiting fellow at the Center for Humanities and Information at the Pennsylvania State University. Beginning in autumn 2019, I will be a faculty member at the University of Manchester, where I will hold a Presidential Academic Fellowship in American Studies.

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.