AboutCurrently a Visiting Assistant Professor/Houston Writing Fellow in the English Department at the University of Houston.
Ph.D. Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Virginia 2015
Dissertation: Paved With Good Intentions: Venichka’s Journey of Redemption in Moskva-Petushki and its Relationship with Radishchev’s Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Advisor: Edith Clowes
M.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia 2009
B.A. Russian Area Studies, Emory University 2003
Book Review: Ballerina, Ballerina by Marko Sosič. Trans. Maja Visenjak Limon in Slavic and East European Journal 60.1 (Spring 2016)
Book Review: South African Literature’s Russian Soul: Narrative Forms of Global Isolation by Jeanne-Marie Jackson in Slavic and East European Journal 60.2 (Fall 2016)
Ivan Bunin’s “The Gentleman from San Francisco” for the Language Classroom. Content developer on a team creating digital lesson plans for the language classrooms. Oversaw language and literature content development for web publication.
Web address: http://digrussianlit.com/bunin/gentleman/
Bringing Symbols to Life: 3D Printing in the Humanities Classroom. A collaborative project between the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, the University of Virginia Library and the Scholars’ Lab that introduces students to new ways of examining and expressing the symbolic world of self-identification.
Media Mention: http://scholarslab.org/uncategorized/3d-printing-in-the-classroom-course-assignments-and-the-makerspace/
Member, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
Member, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
Member, South Central Modern Language Association