I am currently a postdoctoral associate in the Department of English and the Digital Humanities Lab at Yale University. I received my PhD. in August 2016 from the University of Chicago Department of English, where I wrote a dissertation under the direction of Lauren Berlant, Bill Brown, and Richard Jean So. I am broadly interested in linking the formalized procedures of the sciences and social sciences to the core imperatives of the humanities.
- “Slave Nostalgia and American Exceptionalism.” Symposium on Empire of Nostalgia: Travel, Confinement, Nutrition. Robert Penn Warren Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. November 11, 2016.
- “Banzo, Saudade, Nostalgia.” Roundtable, “American Literature: Translation Dimensions,” with Anna Brickhouse, Raúl Coronado, Susan Gillman, David Kazanjian, and Ryan James Kernan, Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA. January 5-8, 2017.
- “Medical Police.” Roundtable, “The ‘Police’ before the Police,” 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Minneapolis, MN. March 30-April 2, 2017.
- Book Manuscript: Prisoners of Loss: An Atlantic History of Nostalgia.
- Digital Humanities:
- Collaborative Projects:
- Fabricating Color: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Color and Method
- Rethinking Ahab: Melville and the Materialist Turn
- Empire of Nostalgia: Travel, Confinement, Nutrition.
- Future Projects.
For other examples of my work, please visit my academia.edu page.