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“Reading Gertrude Stein for Pleasure: Listening for Laughter in ‘If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso.” Finalist in 4’ 33” Competition, University of Georgia Spotlight on the Arts Festival, November 2020.

Flannery O'Connor, Open Topic Panel. SAMLA, Jacksonville, FL, November 2020. Chair.

"The Female Body Drawn: The Demands of Beauty in Self-Fashioning Narrative." UF Graduate Comics Conference, Gainesville, FL, March 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

"A Problem of Classification: How Calling O’Connor Grotesque Obscures Her Religious Vision" SAMLA. Atlanta, GA, November 2019

“From ‘If I Told Him’ to Ask Your Mama-- Humor and Play in American Modernism.” ALA. Boston, MA, May 2019

"Borderlands and Gutters: Image-Driven Narratives and Transition in Gilbert Hernandez's Julio's Day." NeMLA. Washington, D. C., March 2019

“Killing the Southern Gothic: A Defense of Southern Literature.” Southern Studies Conference. Montgomery, Alabama, February 2018



ENGL 1101 - Instructor of Record (Fall 2018, 1 unit; Fall 2019, 2 units)

ENGL 1102 - Instructor of Record (Spring 2019, 1 unit; Spring 2020, 1 unit; Spring 2021, 1 unit)

ENGL 1102 Special Topic (On Beauty) - Instructor of Record (Fall 2020, 2 units)

UGA Writing Center

1101/1102 Writing Center - Consultant (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018)


UGA Emma DigiLab

Lab Support (Fall 2017-Fall 2018)

Emma Development (Fall 2018)

Lab Director (Summer 2018)


Willson Center Graduate Research Award, Janelle Padgett Knight Graduate Award designation; University of Georgia, February 2021

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia, March 2021

Finalist, George Welwood Murray Graduate Fellowship, Barnard College, April 2016

Winner, E. S. Carrigan Prize for Graduate Work in English, Barnard College, April 2016 

Winner, W. Cabell Greet Prize for Excellence in the Study of English, Barnard College, April 2016

Winner, Peter S. Prescott Prize for Prose Writing, Barnard College, April 2016 


PhD, English, anticipated May 2023

            University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia


BA, English, May 2016

            Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, New York

            Concentrations in American literature and creative writing

            “‘For the Almost-Blind You Draw Large and Startling Figures’: Illuminating Fallen Man in Flannery O’Connor’s So-Called Southern Gothic,” (distinction) 

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