I am an independent researcher and writer. I am based in western Pennsylvania, but I travel semi-regularly for archival research, conferences, as well as writing inspiration. My primary interests are in comparative and transnational poetry studies, especially poetry in a global and transimperial context, in historical/transhistorical movement, and in translational movement; poetry and modernity; Oscar Wilde studies; and the relations between poetry and imprisonment.

In addition, I do part-time work for a patent agency that focuses on patenting technology-related intellectual property. I provide management services and occasional proofreading services.

The careful attention to detail and organization skills I learned and developed during my humanities training I apply to all my work. I hold a humanities PhD degree, have done international language training at universities in Germany, and also have a creative writing background.