Associate Professor


I'm originally from the northern California coast, and my husband and I have happily settled in rural west Georgia on a beautiful lake in the woods. I love pretty much anything involving the outdoors (especially backpacking in the mountains), learning to play new instruments, and baking sourdough bread.

At UWG, I specialize in 20th-21st century British and postcolonial literatures. My research and teaching focus on intersections between disability, queerness, race, and feminism. I am currently writing a book on the afterlife of eugenics in transatlantic 20th century texts. In this project, I examine how literary depictions of current reproductive politics continue to be overshadowed by eugenics practices of sterilization, institutionalization, and other forms of reproductive control.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Oberlin College, 2003
  • M.A., Humboldt State University, 2008
  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2014