My teaching and research concentrate on nineteenth-century British literature, especially poetry, in a global context. Recent courses include "Victorian Cosmopolitanisms," "Transatlantic Poetry and Poetics," and "British Aestheticism." My first book, Electric Meters, was published in 2009. I've recently completed a book-length project on Victorian poetry composed in the context of emigration and colonialism. I also teach Winterterm courses each January in Sydney, Australia, and New Zealand. Click over to my personal website for more details.
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2004
BA, summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1997
“Floating Worlds: Émigré Poetry and British Culture." ELH 81 (Spring 2014).
“Manifest Prosody.” Victorian Poetry 49 (Summer 2011).
Victorian Cosmopolitanisms (special issue). Edited and introduced with Tanya Agathocleous, Hunter College; Victorian Literature and Culture 38.2 (Fall 2010)
Electric Meters: Victorian Physiological Poetics (Ohio University Press, 2009)
“Hemans’ Passion.” Studies in Romanticism 45 (Winter 2006), 543-62
Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (2014)
Graduate Mentor of the Year, University of Maryland (2014)
Center for Teaching Excellence Mini-Grant (2012)
National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship (2010-11)
General Research Board Summer Research Award, University of Maryland (2009)
Donald Gray Prize (honorable mention, 2006), North American Victorian Studies Association, for best essay published in the field of Victorian studies for 2005
President, Northeast Victorian Studies Association
Oversight committee, Program in LGBT Studies