I’m a PhD Candidate in the English Department at Harvard University. Recently, I've been working on an article based on the Grand Season of Art at the Paris 1924 Olympics; designing an online, interactive, digital-humanities project, "Pentathlon of the Muses;" and teaching a Junior Tutorial on "Global Modernism, Short Form," along with a section in Humanities 10.
My dissertation is about modernism's reaction to the rise of sports as global mass-culture, using their intersection at the Olympic Art Competitions of 1912-1948 as a focal point. The research ranges from the archival to the digital, making use of the papers at the Olympic Studies Centre in Lausanne (and elsewhere) as well as an expanding artwork-database. My other academic interests include twentieth-century literature more generally, genetic criticism, forms of visible or belated revision, recurring characters, inter-artistic crossovers, and the ludic.
I've worked as a Teaching Assistant or Fellow for the Stanford Summer Humanities Institute, Harvard's Expos and GenEd, and edX; and I've designed and taught three of my own courses: a Wintersession introduction to Ulysses ("J(oyce)-Term") and two Junior Tutorial seminars. I've also helped design two online courses, on Ancient and Modern Masterpieces of World Literature.
After graduating from Stanford in 2011, I worked for two years at Oxford University Press in New York, first in English Language Teaching and then in neuroscience. In my time at Harvard, I've been co-coordinator for the British and Anglophone Literature Colloquium and Assistant Director for the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research.
In my free time, I like to edit videos, play pick-up sports, and design board games. I've also got a novel that I periodically talk about revising and never do.