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EDUCATION

University of California – Santa Barbara
PhD, English, March 2015
MA, English, October 2010

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
BALAS, English and Psychology, May 2008

RESEARCH

Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Literature and Culture, Modernism, Critical Theory, Science Fiction, Literature and Medicine, History of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS)

AWARDS AND HONORS

Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship, 2014
English Department Summer Stipend, 2014
Graduate Division Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, 2013
Dean’s Graduate Advancement Fellowship, 2013
English Department Conference Travel Grant, 2012
Graduate Division Travel Fellowship, 2012

PUBLICATIONS

“Vulnerable Life: Zombies, Global Biopolitics, and the Reproduction of Structural Violence.” Special Issue “Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of Posts.” Ed. Myra Mendible. Humanities V. 5, N. 3 (Fall 2016).

“Burying the Living with the Dead: Security, Survival, and the Sanction of Violence.” “We’re All Infected”: The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human. Ed. Dawn Keetley. McFarland, 2014. p 41-55.

“Insecure Lives: Zombies, Global Health, and the Totalitarianism of Generalization.” Literature and Medicine. Vol. 31, No. 2, Fall 2013. p 216-234.

World War Z: Zombie Swarms and the Acceptance of ‘the New Chronic.’” Book Review. Monsters and the Monstrous. Vol. 3, No. 2, November 2013. p 123-126.

CONFERENCES

Organizer

–“Creating Disciplines, Disciplining Creativity,” Roundtable, SLSA, November 2016
–“Decolonizing Across the Disciplines: Bodies, Biopolitics, and Situated Knowledges,” Panel, NWSA, November 2016
–“Biopolitical Modernities: Empire and Biological Governance in the Long Twentieth Century,” Panel, ACLA, March 2016
–“Virtual Bodies, Material Effects: Medical Technology, Biopolitics, and the Occlusion of Alterity,” Panel, SLSA, November 2015
–“Contamination and Quarantine,” Seminar, ACLA, March 2015
–“Contagion and Quarantine,” Roundtable, SLSA, October 2014
–“Poetics of Fascism 2,” Seminar, ACLA, March 2014

Moderator

–“Biopolitical Modernities: Empire and Biological Governance in the Long Twentieth Century,” Panel, ACLA, March 2016
–“Virtual Bodies, Material Effects: Medical Technology, Biopolitics, and the Occlusion of Alterity,” Panel, SLSA, November 2015
–“Contamination and Quarantine, Day 2,” Seminar, ACLA, March 2015
–“Panel #2” (on Feminists and Irish Culture) Panel, SCISC, October 2014
–“Poetics of Fascism 2, Day 3: Visuality, Spectacle and Fascism,” Seminar, ACLA, March 2014

Presenter

–“Life Out of Time: Tactical Life and Pathological Unhealthiness as Political Resistance,” SLSA, November 2017
–“Un/Disciplining Theory,” SLSA, November 2016
–“‘To cleanse them from pollution’: Medicine, Race, and Degeneration in Dracula and Biopolitics,” ACLA, March 2016
–“In the Name of Security: Biopolitics, Race, and the Sanction of Violence,” ASA, Toronto, November 2015
–“Decolonialism, Medicine, and Provincialized Biopolitics,” SLSA, Houston, November 2015
–“Viral Control: W.S. Burroughs and the Auto-Poietics of Power,” ACLA, Seattle, March 2015
–“(Un)Healthy Competition: Video Games and the Mediation of Neoliberal Structures of Feeling,” ASA, Los Angeles, November 2014
–“Nation, Race, and Quarantine,” SLSA, Dallas, October 2014
–“Forged in the Blood of the State: Biopolitics, State Racism, and Fascism,” ACLA, New York, March 2014
–“Embodying Value: Differential Valuations of Life and Labor in the Global Market,” Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference, Santa Barbara, March 2014.
–“Insecure Lives: Securing and Regulating Life in Contemporary Popular Culture,” MLA 13, Boston, January 2013
–“Insecure Life: The Politics of Infection and Immunity, Terror and Security,” MSA 14, Las Vegas, October 2012
–“An N-Gramological Exploration of Contagion and the Undead OR How we learned to start worrying and fear the bug, the bite, the body,” Fifth Annual Transcriptions Research Slam, UC Santa Barbara, May 2012
–“Germs of Fear: Crowds, Contagion, and Control in the Work of T.S. Eliot and Wyndham Lewis,” Speculative Futures Contagion/Control, UC Santa Barbara, May 2012
–“The Living Dead, Limits of Life, and the Sanction of Violence,” Professors vs. Zombies, U of Louisville, April 2012
–“Dreams of Immunity, Anxieties of Infection,” Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference, UC Santa Barbara, February 2012
–“Benjamin, Woolf, and the Rise of Cultures of Infection,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, Scripps College – Claremont, November 2011
–“Modernism’s Crowded Selves: Porous Individuality in Beckett’s The Unnamable,” Joyce + Beckett Conference, UC Santa Barbara, February 2011
–“Rearticulated Bodies and the Politics of Cosmopolitan Empathy in ‘Circe,’” California Joyce Redux Conference, Seminar, UC Irvine, January 2010
–“Grain Upon Grain, the Impossible Heap: Cyclical Gifting in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame,” Southern California Irish Studies Colloquium, UC Santa Barbara, Apri 2009

Guest Lectures

–“Technologies of Domination: Modernism and Cultural Hegemony,” Digital Textuality, September 2016
–“Biopolitics, Biopower, and Digital Labor in Linda Nagata’s The Bohr Maker,” Digital Labor: Race, Gender, and Technology in Literature and Film, January 2016.
–“Writing, Reading, and Making Selves in Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,” Introduction to Literary Study, February 2015
–“‘The Dead’: Joyce, Huston, and Adaptation, A Brief Introduction,” Introduction to Literary Study, May 2014.
–“28 Days Later and the Cultural History of the Zombie,” Life After the End of the World, February 2013
–“Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Existentialism, and the Limits of Life,” English 104B: British Literature from 1900 to Present, May 2012
–“Biopolitics and Frankenstein,” Introduction to Literary Study, November 2011
–“Psychological Reading and Kafka’s Metamorphosis,” Introduction to Literary Study, October 2012
–“We’re Getting On: Samuel Beckett’s Endgame,” British Literature from 1900 to Present, November 2009
–“The Legacy of the Ghost: Politics and History in James Joyce’s ‘The Dead,’” British Literature from 1900 to Present, January 2009

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer (University of Michigan)

–Writing and Academic Inquiry, Summer 2018, Fall 2018

Lecturer – Tenure Track (Rio Hondo)

–Introduction to Literature (Decolonial Thought and Writing Empire), Summer 2017, Fall 2017
–Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (Intro to Health Humanities), Summer 2017
–Short Stories, Spring 2017
–College Composition and Research, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017
–Creative Writing, Rio Hondo College, Fall 2016
–College Composition and Research, Rio Hondo College, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016
–Developmental Composition and Research, Rio Hondo College, Spring 2016

Lecturer (Whittier College)

–College Writing Seminar: Imagining Contagion, Whittier College, Fall 2015, Fall 2016
–College Writing Seminar: Imagining Contagion, Whittier College, Fall 2015

Lecturer (UC Santa Barbara)

–American Literature 1900-Present, UC Santa Barbara, Spring 2015
–Science Fiction: The Limits of the Human, UC Santa Barbara, Spring 2015

Associate Instructor (UC Santa Barbara)

–Introduction to Literary Study, Summer 2013
–Cultures of Infection, Fall 2012
–Detective Fiction, Summer 2011 and 2012
–Academic Writing, 5 terms: Academic Year 2009-2010; Winter 2011, Summer 2011

Teaching Assistant (UCSB)

–Introduction to Literary Study, Winter 2015, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
–American Literature from 1900 – Present, Winter 2014
–Anglo-Irish Literature, Fall 2013
–Global California, Winter 2013
–British Lit. From 1900 – Present, Spring 2012, Winter 2009
–Detective Fiction, Winter 2012
–Literature and Life, Spring 2011
–British Literature from 1789 – 1900, Spring 2009
–Minority Literature, Fall 2008

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

–Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA)
–American Studies Association (ASA)
–American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
–National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
–Modernist Studies Association (MSA)
–Modern Language Association (MLA)
–Southern California Irish Studies Colloquium (SCISC)
–Center on Modern Literature, Materialism, and Aesthetics (COMMA), Research Fellow, Organizing Committee Member (2008-2015)

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