Welcome. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Nevada Reno. I received my BA from The George Washington University and MA and PhD from Temple University, where I specialized in Twentieth-Century British and Anglophone literature.
My first book project, Radio Empire: Global Modernism at the BBC, recovers the BBC's role as a literary and cultural laboratory whose microphones were shared by the likes of E. M. Forster, Mulk Raj Anand, and C. L. R. James as they broadcast a vision of modernism worldwide before it was assimilated in England. Switching from the book talk to the talking book, my new research focuses on the cultural economy of audiobooks from the late nineteenth century to the present. My articles have appeared in Modernist Cultures, the Journal of Modern Literature, and the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies.
I co-curated an event series called Sounding Identity in conjunction with the Gender, Race, and Identity program at UNR. I've also curated an exhibition on James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) for the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, PA.
In March 2018, I'll be part of the "Cultivating the Home / Domesticating Culture" seminar at the ACLA conference in Los Angeles.
In July 2018, I'll be in Sydney, Australia for the SHARP conference, giving a paper on modernism in the BBC's periodical The Listener.