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I am fifth-year joint doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP) specializing in sound studies, Black studies, theories of media and mediation, and 21st-century literature. My work considers the history of sound media as it influences the world of podcasting. My dissertation, entitled “White Noise: Sound, Race, and the Podcast Ecosystem,” aims to close-read popular podcasts as inheritors to the legacies of gendered and racialized sound media with particular emphasis on the rise of the phonograph and Golden Age radio production.


When I'm not leading classroom discussions or typing away in a coffeeshop, you're likely to find me strapping my kayak to the top of my car or at Wednesday night trivia, eating beef brisket and lecturing the table about why "All Star" by Smash Mouth is a really good song, actually.


Dual Ph.D in English and Comparative Media Analysis and Practice 

Vanderbilt University Expected 2024

M.A. in English Literature

Vanderbilt University • 2019 

B.A. in English Literature 

Kenyon College 2016

Awards & 

Alberstadt-Reesman-Stearns Award in Earth & Environmental Science

 Awarded for work on the academic podcast Art of Interference

Vanderbilt University • 2022-23


Pepperdene Endowment Award

Vanderbilt University 2022-23

Nominee for the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Vanderbilt University Spring 2022


HASTAC Scholarship

Awarded for work on the academic podcast Art of Interference

Vanderbilt University 2021-22

Mellon Fellow in the Digital Humanities 

Awarded for literary mapping research

Vanderbilt University • 2021-22


"The Missing Narrator: Fictional Podcasting & Kaleidosonic Remediation in Gimlet's Homecoming." Journal of Radio & Audio Media.

DOI: 10.1080/193765292020.1762195 2020

Teaching Experience

Spring 2023, English 1260: Southern Gothic

Instructor of Record 

Spring 2022, English 1260: Women in Isolation

Instructor of Record 

Fall 2021, English 1260: Literary Nonfiction

Instructor of Record • Nominated for Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Spring 2021, English 4200: Feminist Literary Theory

Guest Lecturer on Panopticism & Feminist Killjoys

Fall 2020, Communications 4000: Understanding Pandemic Rhetorics

Teaching Assistant

Spring 2020, Communications 1001: Intro to Communications

Teaching Assistant with Discussion Sections

Lectures & Presentations

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul University

April 14, 2021

Boston, Massachusetts


March 5-8, 2020

“On Oral Storytelling, podcasts, and the Exclusivity of Clubhouse," Invited Lecture at Seoul National University (held remotely)

“​Fleabag’s Missing Wall: Direct Address as Comedic Feminist Subversion,” 

Presentation at the Northeastern Modern Language Association Annual Conference

Get in Touch

Benson Hall

Room 423

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