I’m a Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric and Writing Center Assistant Director at Stony Brook University, from which I will also receive my Ph.D. in Literature in August 2021. My work explores the trajectories of becoming post/human in contemporary neoliberal literature and film. I think about what it means to be human in our current context of globalization, economic disparity and ecological peril. My areas of specialization include Anglophone and world literature, science fiction, posthumanism, neoliberalism, postcolonial ecocriticism, rhetoric and composition, and new media. When I’m not teaching, reading, and writing, I watch Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, play Dungeons & Dragons, and co-host a podcast.


Stony Brook University
Ph.D. in English Literature (August 2021)
Advanced Certificate in Teaching Writing (2016)

University of Lisbon
MA in English and American Literature (2015)
BA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Major in English (2012)

Other Publications

Review of Posthuman Knowledge by Rosi Braidotti, Journal of Posthuman Studies (2020)

Review of Anatomic by Adam Dickinson, The Vassar Review (2019)

“Let’s Get Personal: Teaching the Literacy Narrative in First-Year Composition,” Stony Brook EGL Blog (2017)

Blog Posts


Dissertation (ongoing): “Becoming Posthuman: Neoliberal Security, Historical Recovery & Apocalyptic Ecology”

SBU Three Minute Thesis Competition (Second Place and People’s Choice)

Tech and Web Coordinator, Events Coordinator (2017-2020), Graduate English Society

Blog Editor (2018), EGL: Teaching and Learning in the SBU English Department.

Graduate Student Academic Involvement and Professionalization Database for the English Department at SBU (2017-2020)

Graduate Writing Support Fellow, Stony Brook University (2018-2019)

Organizing Committee Member, Stony Brook University English Graduate Student Conference (2017-2018)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Reading the Anthropocene in Annihilation’s Alien Ecology.” Northeast Pop Culture Association Annual Conference, October 21-23, 2021 (virtual).

“Embodying Horror” (co-chair and panelist). Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore, MD.

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