Colby College, Waterville, ME

            Assistant Professor of English, September 2015-present


            Georgetown University, Washington, DC

            Visiting Assistant Professor of English, August 2013-August 2015

            Lecturer in English, August 2012-August 2013





            University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

            D.Phil. in English, May 2012


            Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

            M.A. in Cultural Studies, January 2008


            Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

            M.A. in English, May 2006

            B.A. in Political Science with Legal Studies, May 2004





            The Politics of Quixotism (monograph)              


            Science and Technology in British Literature, 1600-1800 (edited volume)

            Bucknell University Press Aperçus Series





            7. Perlocutionary Verse in Augustan England

                Modern Philology 114.3 (2017): 657-79


            6. Quixotism as Global Heuristic: Atlantic and Pacific Diasporas

                Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 46 (2017): 49-62


            5. Margaret Cavendish’s Anthropocene Worlds

                New Literary History 47.1 (2016): 49-66


            4. Toward a Counter-Poetics of Quixotism

                Studies in the Novel 46.2 (2014): 141-58


            3. Gender-Class Kyriarchy in The Female Quixote and Female Quixotism

                The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 55.1 (2014): 77-96


            2. Re-Reading Gulliver as Quixote: Toward a Theory of Quixotic Exceptionalism                                

                Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate 21.2-3 (2012): 278-303


            1. Quixotic Influence and the Underhill Legacy in The Algerine Captive

                Comparative American Studies 9.2 (2011): 119-30





            2. Review of Christopher Flynn, Americans in British Literature: A Breed Apart, 1770-1832                     

               British Association for Romantic Studies Bulletin and Review 42 (2012): 56-7


            1. Review of John Nery, Revolutionary Spirit: Jose Rizal in Southeast Asia

               Oxonian Review of Books 18.1 (2011)





            14. Humanities Division Area I Research Grant ($3000)

                 Colby College, 2017


            13. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship ($6000)

                 Huntington Library, 2016


            12. Humanities Division Area I Research Grant ($2961)

                 Colby College, 2016


            11. Summer Academic Grant (declined) ($10,000)

                 Georgetown University, 2015


            10. Summer Academic Grant ($10,000)

                 Georgetown University, 2014


            9. Clark Fellowship ($2500)

                UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, 2013


            8.  John Fell Fund Digital Humanities Grant (declined) (seminar expenses)

                University of Oxford, 2012


            7. Visiting Fellowship (paid residency)

                Chawton House Library, 2011


            6. Vice-Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship (£2000)

                University of Oxford, 2011


            5. Bamborough Dissertation Grant (£1500)

                Linacre College, University of Oxford, 2011


            4. Travel Grant ($300)

                American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), 2011


            3. Mary Blaschko Graduate Fellowship (tuition)

                Linacre College, University of Oxford, 2010


            2. Domus Research Prize

                Linacre College, University of Oxford, 2010


            1. James B. Reynolds Scholar (to the University of Oxford) ($20,000)

               Dartmouth College, 2009





            7. Center for the Arts and Humanities Course Development Grant ($2500)

               Colby College, 2017


            6. Center for the Arts and Humanities Course Development Grant ($2500)

               Colby College, 2016


            5. Nominee, College Academic Council Faculty Award

               Georgetown University, 2015


            4. Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning Grants (2) ($2500)

               Georgetown University, 2014


            3. Doyle Faculty Fellowship ($2500)

               Georgetown University, 2013


            2. Institute for Writing and Rhetoric Teaching Fellowship ($6000)

                Dartmouth College, 2006-7


            1. English Department Teaching Fellowship ($18,000)

                Bucknell University, 2004-6





            2. “Fanny Hill and the Enlightenment History of Pain”

                Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture Seminar, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2017 


            1. Panelist, “The Battle over Free Speech on College Campuses”

                Institute of Politics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2016  





            14. “Fanny Hill, Consent, and the History of Erotic Pain”

                  ASECS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2017     


            13. Panelist, “Reinventing the Ph.D.: Celebrating Change, Rethinking Resistance”

                  Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 2017


            12. “Neoliberal Critiques of the Humanities Ph.D.”

                  EC/ASECS Annual Conference, Fredericksburg, VA, 2016


            11. “Writing about the Eighteenth Century in Contemporary Political Media” 

                  ASECS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016


            10. “Epistemology and the Public Humanities” 

                  Virginia Humanities Conference, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, 2015


            9. “Quixotism as Global Heuristic” 

                 ASECS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2015


            8. “Active Functions of Poetic Form from Pope to Shelley” 

                Poetic Genre and Social Imagination, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014


            7. “Crushing Doubt in the Transnational Study of Don Quixote” 

                ASECS Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2013


            6. “Quixotism and the Politics of Travel” 

                Traveling Identities, Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK, 2011


            5. “Toward the End of Now: Obsolescence and Futurity in Literary Study” 

                Uncertainty: Theory in the 21st Century, Royall Holloway, University of London, London, UK, 2011


            4. “Natural Rights and Matrimonial Law in Gilbert Imlay’s The Emigrants

                American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 2011


            3. “Sanctioned Sentimentality in the 18th c. Quixotic Narrative” (presenter, convener)

                British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS) Annual Meeting, Oxford, UK, 2011


            2. “Lineage and Identity in The Algerine Captive

                The Idea of Influence in American Literature, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2010


            1. “Colonizing Crusoe” 

                Futures of American Studies Institute, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2007





            16. “Origins of the Royal Society, Origins of the Novel” (forthcoming)

                  Origins Speaker Series, Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2017


            15. “Is the Enlightenment a Closed System?”

                  The Public Sphere from Enlightenment to Post-Truth, Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2017


            14. “A History of Data, Big and Little”

                  Continuing Revolutions Speaker Series, Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2016


            13. “Learning to Fear”

                  Dissecting Violence: The Humanities Respond, Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2016


            12. “Abraham Cowley and the Poetics of Objectivity” 

                  Colby Noontime Faculty Forum, Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2016


            11. “A Quixotic Theory of World Literature” 

                  Colby English Research Roundtable, Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2015


            10. “Prefacing Character from Cervantes to Smollett” 

                  Clark Summer Institute, Clark Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2013


            9. “Matters of Interpretation, or Interpretation Matters: A Case Study in Law/Literature” 

                The Oxford Law Interdisciplinary Discussion Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2011


            8. “What is Literacy?  The Problem of Don Quixote” 

                The Linacre Seminars, Linacre College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2011


            7. “Early American Exceptionalism and the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World” 

                RAI Interdisciplinary Seminar, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2011


            6. “Female Domestic Servants in the Fiction of Charlotte Lennox” 

                Chawton House Library Visiting Fellows Seminar, Chawton, UK, 2011


            5. “Myths and Dreams: Don Quixote in New York” 

                American Literature Research Seminar, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2011


            4. “Maids, Mistresses, and Monstrous Doubles” 

                Restoration to Reform, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2010


            3. “The Princeton Whigs and the Literature of Politics, 1760-1800” 

                American Literature Research Seminar, University of Oxford, UK, 2010


            2. “Alone in a Mad World: Reading Quixotes in Joseph Andrews and Modern Chivalry”                                   

                BSECS Early-Career Conference, University of Worcester, Worcester, UK, 2010


            1. “Madness and Measure: Visionary Quixotism in the Late Eighteenth-Century”                                

                 Faculty of English Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2009





            Colby College

            Courses Taught

            9. “Literature Against Distortion” (EN239) (humanities lab), S’18

            8. “Critical Theory” (EN271), S’18

            7. “Age of Revolution” (EN 334), S‘17

            6. “Data and Literature in the Scientific Revolution” (EN 233), F’16

            5. “Satire” (EN 235), F‘16

            4. “Foundations of Literary Studies” (EN 200), F‘16, S’17, F’17

            3. “The Complications of Jonathan Swift” (EN 413), S‘16

            2. “Dating and Relationships in 18th Century British Literature” (EN 318), S’16, F’17

            1. “Styles of Persuasion” (EN 120), F‘15 (2 sections), F’17


            Independent Studies Supervised

            5. Holly Lauren Garcia, “Representations of Dance in the 18th Century” (EN), S‘17

            4. Siyuan Li ’17, “History and Rhetoric of Data Visualization” (EN), S‘17

            3. Noah Tocci ‘17, “Gulliver’s Movements” (EN492), S‘17

            2. Andrew Della Volpe ‘17, “Satire for the Screen” (EN491), J‘17

            1. James Grote ‘16, “Literatures of Reform, 1660-1740” (EN491), F‘15


            Honors Theses Supervised

            3. Ryanne Desjardins ’18 (TBD)

            2. Colin Finn ‘18, (TBD)

            1. Noah Tocci ‘17, “The Bodily Lens of Satire: Swift’s Satirical Use of the Body,” 2016-17


            Other Supervised Student Research

            1. James Grote ’16, Humanities Research Grant, “Writings of Abraham Cowley”


            Georgetown University

            Courses Taught

            11. “Introduction to Critical Theory” (ENGL 260), S‘15

            10. “Rhetoric of 18th Century Poetry” (ENGL 332), S‘15

            9. “Restoration Drama” (ENGL 126), S‘15

            8. “Satire” (ENGL 278/224), S‘14, Su‘14, F‘14 (undergraduate and graduate sections)

            7. “18th Century Quixotism” (ENGL 333), F‘13

            6. “18th Century British Novel” (ENGL 143), Su‘13, F‘13

            5. “Introduction to Transatlantic Studies” (ENGL 265), S‘13

            4. “17th-18th Century Women’s Writing” (ENGL 141/128, WGST 141/128) S‘13, S‘14, F‘14

            3. “The (Im)personal Essay” (WRIT 015), F‘14

            2. “99 Problems: Writing as Problem Solving” (HUMW 011), F‘13, S‘14

            1. “Writing the Self” (HUMW 011), F‘12 (2 sections)


            University of Oxford


            3. “Topics in American Literature: Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, West,” Hilary ‘11

            2. “Philip Roth,” Michaelmas ‘10

            1. “Ralph Waldo Emerson,” Michaelmas ‘09


            Lecture Series

            2. “British-American Literary Contexts,” Michaelmas ‘10

            1. “Literature and Identity in the New Republic,” Michaelmas ‘09





            Colby College

            College Level              

            College Affairs Committee, F’16-present

            Science, Technology, and Society Program Advisory Board, F’16-present

            Search Committee, Director of Campus Life, S’17

            First-Year Review Committee, Head Coach, Women’s Field Hockey, S’17

            Search Committee (outside member), Visiting Assistant Professor (Ecology), S’16


            Department Level

            Accreditation and Future Planning Committee, F’16-present

            Curriculum Committee, English Department, F’15-present

            Programming Committee, English Department, F’16-present

            Search Committee, Visiting Assistant Professor (Poetry), F‘15-S‘16

            Convener, Miller Commons, F‘15-present


            Georgetown University

            University Level

            Interviewer, Europe and Eurasia, Fulbright Program, ‘14-‘15

            Writing and Culture Seminar Design Working Group, ‘12-‘14

            Mentor (for faculty), Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ITEL) Cohort, ‘14

            Speaker, Doyle Faculty Seminar, 5/20/14

            Speaker, Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program Faculty Showcase, 4/11/14


            Department Level

            Ph.D. Program Working Group, S‘13-‘14


            University of Oxford

            University Level

            Appointed Member, Race Equality Working Group, Hilary ‘10-Michaelmas ‘12

            Mentor, Bucknell in London Study Abroad Program, F‘09-F‘11


            College Level

            President, Linacre College Common Room, Hilary ‘10-Trinity ‘11


            National Service and Peer Review

            Lab Director, MLA/Mellon Connected Academics Grant (Georgetown), 5/15-11/15

            Manuscript review, Women’s Writing, F‘15

            Manuscript review, Bucknell University Press, F’16-present


            Professional Development Seminars

            Speaker, Oxford English Graduate Organization Session on the US Job Market, 2/20/17

            Speaker, Georgetown English Graduate Association Panel on Publishing, 11/12/14

            Speaker, Georgetown Professional Development Panel on Grant Proposals, 10/15/14


            Professional Affiliations

            Modern Language Association

            American, British, and International Societies for Eighteenth Century Studies