Hello! I am a literary scholar and historian at Brandeis University.
I am particularly interested in examining sites in the Americas and Europe where knowledge about race, ethnicity, and migration was formed and transformed. At the same time, I am interested in locating sites where confined populations (e.g. slaves, prisoners, sailors, and soldiers) were able to write, fight, and speak back against the material and epistemological conditions of their confinement.
This year, I am a long-term fellow at John Carter Brown Library. My work has also been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Antiquarian Society, Huntington Library, and Library Company of Philadelphia.