I am an independent researcher and writer. I am currently based in western Pennsylvania, but I travel semi-regularly for archival research, conferences, and writing inspiration.

My primary research and teaching interests are in comparative and transnational approaches to the study of poetry, poetry and modernization, Oscar Wilde studies, as well as historical materialism.

I hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from Emory University, where my dissertation read Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” from a comparatist perspective. I come to my research interests not only with academic qualifications, including international training, but also through my creative writing background.