CV

ACADEMIC POSITION

Assistant Professor of English, Utah State University, 2016 – present


EDUCATION

  • PhD in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
  • M.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
  • B.A. summa cum laude in English & American Literature, with highest departmental honors, New York University, 2009
  • B.A. summa cum laude in Journalism & Mass Communication, New York University, 2009

SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Gender Grant, Center for Women and Gender, Utah State University
  • Tuition Award, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, 2017, 2013
  • Faculty Travel Grant, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah State University, 2017
  • Seed Grant for DH@USU Working Group, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah State University
  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2015-16
  • Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
  • Mark and Elisabeth Eccles Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
  • Phillip Loring Allen Dissertator Fellowship, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • Travel Grant, Modern Language Association, 2014
  • Vilas Conference Presentation Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • Graduate Student Scholarship to attend Digital Humanities conference, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 2013
  • Vilas Research Travel Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • Roger Lee Deakins Prize, Department of English, New York University, 2009

PEER-REVIEWED ESSAYS


REVIEWS


ONLINE SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS


INVITED TALKS


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Financial and Professional Networks in the Restoration Theater.” Modern Language Association, New York City, NY, January 2018.
  • “The South Sea Bubble, the Periodical Press, and the Event Structure of Colley Cibber’s The Refusal.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Minneapolis, MN, March 2017.
  • “From Humanities Computing to Digital Humanities: Re-Engineering a 1970s Theater History Databse for 21st-Century Users.” With Todd Hugie. DHU2: The Second Annual Utah Digital Humanities Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT, February 2017.
  • “Predatory Lending: The South Sea Bubble and The Conscious Lovers.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Pittsburgh, PA, March 2016.
  • “Digital Preservation 1.0: The Curious Case of the London Stage Information Bank (1970-78).” Modern Language Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015.
  • “Querying The London Stage: A Database of Eighteenth-Century Performances.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Williamsburg, VA, March 2014.
  • “Quantifying Generic Change in Late Restoration Drama.” Modern Language Association. Boston, MA, January 2013.
  • “Credit and the Politics of Invisibility in Nobody and Somebody and the Occupy Movement.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
  • “Women and the Limits of Knowledge in Milton, Lewis, and Pullman.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
  • Confronting the Problem of Historical Knowledge in Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. San Antonio, TX, March 2012.
  • “Plug and Play: Fantasies of the (Dis)embodied Subject in Avatar and Dollhouse.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL, November 2010.

PANEL PARTICIPATION

  • Error in Early Modern Studies. Center for Early Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 2014.
  • Humanities Hackathon. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery / Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 2013.
  • Digital Media Production in the Classroom: A Games + Learning + Society Perspective. Digital Salon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 2010.

PANELS AND CONFERENCES ORGANIZED AND MODERATED

  • Roundtable Organizer, with Dr. Seth Rudy. “Age of Unreason: Enlightenment in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Orlando, FL, March 2018.
  • Member, Local Planning Committee, DHU3: The Third Annual Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities. Logan, UT, February 2018.
  • Roundtable Organizer, with Dr. Jane Wessel. “Playbills and Publicity: Theatrical Documents and the Mediated Performance Event.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Minneapolis, MN, March 2017.
  • Conference Organizer. Going Public: The 2nd Annual Digital Humanities + Art Symposium. Madison, WI, April 2015.
  • Panel Co-Moderator, with Catherine DeRose. “Closing Forum: Engaging New Publics.” Going Public: The Second Annual Digital Humanities + Art Symposium. Madison, WI, April 2015.
  • Conference Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Conference in Language and Literature. Madison, February 2013. (Conference organizer 2010-2014)
  • Panel Co-Chair, with Dr. Sarah Hogan. “Milton’s Value Now.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
  • Panel Moderator. “Theorizing Public Memory.” UW-Madison Graduate Conference in Language and Literature. Madison, WI, March 2012.

WORKSHOP LEADERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION

  • Participant, “Extracting Cultural Networks from Thematic Research Collections,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute. University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 2017.
  • Participant, Research Assignment Redesign Workshop. Utah State University, December 2016.
  • Participant, THATCamp Wisconsin. Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, August 2013.
  • Participant, “Transcribing and Describing Primary Materials in TEI,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute. University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 2013.
  • Participant, planning workshop for F21: The Folger Digital Folio of Renaissance Drama for the 21st Century. Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington, D.C., June 2012.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


TEACHING 

  • Courses Taught: Instructor of Record
    • English 4300: Shakespeare on Stage and Screen. Utah State University. Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
    • English 4360: Studies in Film: Childhood, Identity, and Coming of Age. Utah State University, Spring 2017.
    • English 3325: Eighteenth-Century British Literature: The Marriage Plot from Dryden to Austen. Utah State University. Fall 2016.
    • English 100: Introduction to College Composition. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2012, Fall 2011.
  • Courses Taught: Teaching Assistant
    • English 220: Shakespearean Drama. Dr. David Loewenstein. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2015.
    • English 215: British Literature to 1750. Dr. Jordan Zweck. University of Wisconsin-Madison.Spring 2014.
    • English 162: Intermediate Composition / Shakespeare Now and Then: The Plays on Stage and Screen. Dr. Karen Britland. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2013.
    • English 168: Introduction to Modern Literature since 1900. Dr. David Zimmerman. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2011.
    • English 169: Introduction to Modern American Literature. Dr. Lauren Vedal. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2010.
  • Writing Center Experience
    • Instructor, The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2011-Spring 2015.
    • T.A. Coordinator of Outreach, The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2013-Summer 2014.
  • Guest Lectures
    • English 3470: Approaches to Research in English Studies. Dr. Joyce Kinkead. Utah State University. Fall 2016.
    • Library and Information Science 640: Digital Humanities Project Toolkit. Dr. Bronwen Maseman. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2015.
    • Statistics 371: Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences. Dr. Bret Hanlon. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2014.
    • English 215: British Literature to 1750. University of Wisconsin-Madison. April 2014.
    • English 442: The Eighteenth-Century Gothic Novel. Dr. Robin Valenza. University of Wisconsin-Madison. January 2011.

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

  • Co-Chair, Digital Humanities Caucus, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • Negotiated with Southern Illinois University Press for the release of full-text, searchable scans of The London Stage, 1660-1800 and the Index to the London Stage via HathiTrust. 2014.

SERVICE TO UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Co-Founder and Coordinator, DH@USU Digital Humanities Working Group, 2016-present.
  • Member, Committee for Composing a Commitment to Diversity Statement, Department of English, 2017-present.
  • Member, Literature Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of English, 2016-present.
  • Member, Literature and Writing Graduate Curriculum Committee, Department of English, 2016-present.

SERVICE TO UW-MADISON

  • Alumni Speaker, Teaching Forum, Department of English, April 2017.
  • Co-Founder and Coordinator, Digital Humanities Research Network. Mellon-Borghesi Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities, Center for the Humanities, 2014-2016.
  • Volunteer, Third Annual Mendota Seminar: 200 Years of Jane Austen. Department of English, October 2015.
  • Volunteer Workshop Facilitator. “For Dissertators: Tips for a Successful Transition.” The Graduate School. November 2014.
  • Panel Moderator. Literati: the Madison Undergraduate Society of English conference. Madison, WI, March 2014.
  • Co-Chair, Graduate Student Association, UW-Madison English Department, 2012-2013. (Member 2010-2014).
  • Volunteer, Humanities Exposed Poetry Circle, 2012.
  • Co-Founder, Eighteenth-Century Reading Group, UW-Madison English Department. 2011-2012.