I work on contemporary American literature and culture, with particular emphasis on speculative and science fiction. I also teach, research, and write about queer theory, childhood studies, speculative philosophy, and feminist new materialism.


  • Contemporary American literature; Queer theory; Childhood studies; Speculative philosophy; Feminist new materialism

Research Area:

  • Human Environment Interaction and Sustainability
  • Environment in the Arts and Humanities
English, Gender Studies
PhD, Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2010
BA, Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey, 2002
american literature literary theory science literature critical theory metaphysics women's studies feminist theory gender issues lgbtq studies