Assistant Professor of English
General Education Program Coordinator
Assistant Director of the Teaching and Learning Center
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
As a faculty member at North Carolina Wesleyan, I often have the chance to teach across traditional disciplinary boundaries, as I do in my course on 19th- through 21st-century British literature which focuses on the development of British national identity from the time of slavery to the present. Moreover, I appreciate that NCWU maintains small class sizes so that students can forge long-lasting professional relationships with their instructors and peers. I not only enjoy mentoring English majors until they graduate—and sometimes beyond—but also working with them on projects and events for our chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, which invites our majors to make the fullest use of their studies.
My research interests include Victorian literature and culture, particularly 19th-century writings on gender, maternity, and violence. A recent essay, “Daniel Deronda, Marital Rape, and the End of Reproduction,” won the Surridge Prize for Best Article in The Victorian Review (2019). My scholarly work has further appeared in Victorian Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, Women’s Writing, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Victoriographies, Oxford Bibliographies, Pedagogy, The Journal of Popular Culture and elsewhere.