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I am a PhD Candidate in the English Language and Literature Department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Before coming to Michigan, where I also earned my M.A., I received a B.A. at Brandeis University where I triple-majored in English, Hispanic Studies, and Comparative Literature.
I am interested in the intersection of economics and literature and research issues of exchange, labor, and value, as well as methodological questions surrounding periodization and genre.
My current project, Fruitless Labor, thinks about the literary and rhetorical use of work that isn’t working (fruitless, wasted, impossible, botched labor) across medieval and early modern English literature.
I have presented my work at the Shakespeare Association of America, Renaissance Society of America, The International Congress on Medieval Studies, and The International Medieval Congress, as well as through other conferences and in forums here at the University of Michigan.
My scholarly investment in resisting traditional periodization shows itself also in my teaching, where I am prepared to teach courses in both medieval and early modern English literature.
In addition to a scholarly interest in labor and craft, I spend much of my non-academic time in embodied practice creating upcycled fabric goods. Feel free to check out my work on etsy or Instagram.