MA English and Women's and Gender Studies Joint Degree, Brandeis University, 2012
BA Duquesne University, 2010
University Writing Center Co-Director
Office Location: Rabb 205
Queer Temperance: Addiction and Sites of Voluntarity in Lesbian and Gay Literature (1948-1979)
Professor David Sherman
LGBTIA literature, pulp fiction, new queer cinema, critical addiction studies, disability studies, theories of mourning and melancholia
“Modeling Addiction: Teaching The House of Mirth in the Context of Critical Addiction Studies,” Forthcoming in Teaching Edith Wharton’s Major Novels and Short Fiction. Ed. Ferda Asya. Palgrave MacMillan.
“Surveilling Lesbians: Hitchcock, Narrative Cinema, and the Criminalization of Sexuality,” Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture. Vol. 5, No. 1. Spring 2020
"Gore Vidal's Moral Program: Homophile Spirituality in ONE Magazine and The City and the Pillar," Texas Studies in Literature and Language. Vol. 61, No. 1. Spring 2019.
“Audre Lorde’s Inheritors: Alcoholics Anonymous and the Work of Integrity.” GCWS Graduate Conference “Interrogating Self-Care: Bodies, Personhood, and Movement in Tumltuous Times.” Cambridge, MA, 29 March 2019.
“Why Boyhood Never Grew Up: Substance and Free Will in American Independent Film.” Presented as guest lecturer to Professor Caren Irr’s American Independent Film class. Waltham, MA, 16 November 2016.
“Rereading the Lush: a Queer Ecology of Midcentury Gay Pulp.” Presented at “Rethinking Posthumanism” graduate conference at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. 1 April 2016.
“The Icy Blonde and Lesbian Desire in The Birds.” Presented as guest lecturer to Professor Paul Morrison’s Hitchcock class. Waltham, MA, 13 April 2015.
“Laughing at the Apocalypse: Conflicted Comedy and 90s Queer Cinema.” Presented at NEMLA 2014. Harrisburg, PA, 3 April 2014.
Department Prize Instructorship, 2018-2019
University Prize Instructorship, 2017-2018
Mellon Dissertation Research Grant, 2017
Outstanding Teaching Fellow, Brandeis University Writing Program, 2015-2016
Classes Taught & Assisted
University Writing Seminar - 21st Century Addiction: Stories, Policy, Medicine (Spring 2020)
Literature Between Habit and Addiction (Spring 2018)
University Writing Seminar - Bad Habits in Literature (Spring 2017)
University Writing Seminar - Queer Pulp Fiction (Fall 2015 & Spring 2016)
American Independent Film (Dr. Caren Irr, Fall 2016)
The Films of Hitchcock (Dr. Paul Morrison, Spring 2015)
Hipsters on Trial: Irony in the Digital Age (Dr. Kyle Stevens, Fall 2014)