I’m a PhD Candidate in the English Department at Harvard University, currently living in California. Recently, I've been working on an article based on the competition between modernism and the "old guard" at the Olympic Art Competitions (to be published in Modernism/modernity); designing an online, interactive, digital-humanities project, "Pentathlon of the Muses;" and teaching three edX courses in World Literature.
My dissertation is about the reaction among writers and artists to the rise of sports as global mass-culture, using 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 expanding artwork-databases. My other academic interests include twentieth-century literature and art more generally, genetic criticism, forms of visible or belated revision, recurring characters, inter-artistic crossovers, the digital humanities, and public humanities.
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 called "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 (BA) 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.