I am a literary scholar, with interest in book history, digital humanities, postcolonial studies, and gender studies. My work deals primarily with how transnational interactions shape popular culture (with an emphasis on 'literary' texts) and how ideas/narratives/texts change as they travel spatially, temporally, and culturally. My book, Sway of the Ottoman Empire on English Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century, was published in 2012 as part of Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History series.
I am a scholar working in literary/book history, postcolonial studies, digital humanities, and gender studies. My book, Sway of the Ottoman Empire on English Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century, was published in 2012 as part of Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History series, and I'm currently working on new digital and book projects focused on networks, women, slavery, and empire. I currently affiliated with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (Brown University), and am involved in preparations for the 23 August 2015 Middle Passage Port Marker Ceremony for Boston's role in chattel slavery in the Americas, as well as with a supplementary public history project on the Desire, which exchanged Pequot captives for African slaves in its 1637-1638 voyages.
Starting Fall 2015, I will join the English Department at Howard University as an Assistant Professor.
Originally from Clovis, California, I hold doctorate and masters degrees from the University of California, San Diego, and a bachelors from Scripps College: The Women's College (The Claremont Colleges). My more recent training continues to draw on multiple fields, such as Digital Humanities workshops, courses at Rare Book School, and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.