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PhD in English, University of Chicago (In Progress)
Dissertation Title: Inheriting the Future: Narrative and the Past in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Committee: Adrienne Brown and Eric Slauter

Bachelor of Arts, Fordham University, New York, NY, May 20, 2017

Selected Awards & Honors

Chicago Review Editorship Award, University of Chicago Winter, 2023

Donors Summer Research Award, University of Chicago Summer, 2022

Tillotson Research Travel Award, University of Chicago Summer, 2022

Melville Society Conference Travel Grant, The Melville Society Summer, 2022

The Archive: Theory, Form, Practice, Newberry Library Seminar Spring, 2022

City of Print, NEH Summer Seminar Summer, 2020

Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Finalist, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Winter, 2018

McNeil Center Undergraduate Research Workshop, University of Pennsylvania Spring, 2017

Sigma Tau Delta academic honor society, Fordham University Fall, 2016–Spring, 2017

Dean's Summer Research Grant, Fordham University Summer, 2015

Honors Program, Fordham University Fall, 2013–Spring, 2017

President's Scholarship, Fordham University 2013–2017

Selected Publications

Melville’s Queer Afterlives (Special issue of Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies)
Co-edited with Dana Seitler and Jordan Alexander Stein, Forthcoming, Fall, 2025

“‘A Widow With her Husband Alive!’: Gender, Collaboration, and Melville Studies” [pdf]
Co-authored with Jordan Alexander Stein, A New Companion to Herman Melville, August, 2022

“‘Copyright, 1892, by Elizabeth S. Melville’: Rethinking the Field Formation of Melville Studies” [pdf]
Co-authored with Jordan Alexander Stein, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, March, 2019

Selected Presentations and Conferences

“The History and Present of Chicago Review”—Guest speaker, The Oxonian, Oxford University (Invited) November 25, 2022

“Inherited Desires: _Pierre _and Property”—Melville Society International Conference: “Melville’s Energies” June 30, 2022

“Melville and Authorship” (Chair, Invited by the Melville Society)—American Literature Association May 28, 2022

“Sex and the City: Redburn’s Hustler Aesthetics”—Modern Language Association January 9, 2021

“Mom and Dad and Read All Over: Circulating Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century America”—C19: Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists Seminar Presentation October 18, 2020

Respondent to Marcy Dinius, “‘Some bold or indelicate expression’: Reading the Asterisks in Benito Cereno”—Newberry Library, American Literature Seminar (Invited) January 22, 2020

The Hidden Hand: Rebooting the Nineteenth Century”—Northwestern University Media Studies “Reboot” Conference September 27, 2019

“Herman Melville—Sex Symbol: 19th-Century Fan Fiction and Our Attraction to the Canon”—University of Michigan Sexual Modernities Conference March 16, 2019

“‘A Widow with Her Husband Alive’: Elizabeth Shaw Melville and Literary Collaboration”—UChicago Graduate Student Symposium December 7, 2018


Instructor, “Literature, Property & Violence,” University of Chicago
London British Literature and Culture Study Abroad Program (Fall 2022)

Course Assistant, “Fundamentals of Literary Criticism,” University of Chicago
Instructor: Sianne Ngai (Spring 2022)

Course Assistant, “Girlhood,” University of Chicago
Instructor: Heather Keenleyside (Fall 2021)

Course Assistant, “Declaration of Independence,” University of Chicago
Instructor: Eric Slauter (Winter 2021)

Teaching Assistant, “American Literature to 1870,” Fordham University
Instructor: James Van Wyck (Spring 2017)

Other Professional Experience and Employment

Editor, Chicago Review: July, 2021–August, 2023

Managing Editor, Chicago Review: May, 2020–July, 2021

Digital Research Intern, American Antiquarian Society and NYU: Summer, 2017
Supervisor: Molly Hardy

Project Assistant, NewYorkScapes digital humanities working group, NYU: Spring, 2017–Spring, 2018
Supervisor: Thomas Augst

Selected Other Activities and Professional Service

Communications Committee, C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists: 2023–Present

Communications Committee, The Melville Society: 2020–Present

Pandemic Teaching Committee, UChicago: Summer, 2020

Humanities Division Graduate Student Council Representation, UChicago: 2019–2020

Founder and Organizer, The Poetry Collective: Fordham Chapter, student-run group focused on developing and sharing literature and other works of art: 2013–2017

Member, Contemporary Poetry Reading Group, Fordham University: 2016–2017