academic employment

  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, Baruch College, CUNY, 2017-present

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, Tulane University, 2016-2017


  • Ph.D. English, Brown University, 2016

  • B.A. English, San Francisco State University, 2008

research & teaching Interests

  • English Renaissance literature

  • Poetry and poetics

  • Queer theory

  • Critical theory

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Environmental humanities

  • Disability studies

  • Philosophy and literature

  • History of science

  • “The Violence of the Frame: Image, Animal, Interval in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac.” Cultural Critique. Forthcoming.

  • “Nature’s Queer Negativity: Between Barad and Deleuze.” Postmodern Culture 29.2 (2019). Forthcoming.

  • “Object-Oriented Disability: The Prosthetic Image in Paradise Lost.” JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory 49.3 (2019): 323-350.

  • “Idiot Science for a Blue Humanities: Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors and Deleuze’s Mad Cogito.” Journal for Cultural Research 23.1 (2019): 15-32.

  • “In Anthropocene Air: Deleuze’s Encounter with Shakespeare.” Early Modern Culture 13 (2018): 103-114.

  • “Tempestuous Life: Ralegh’s Ocean in Ruins.” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 59.4 (2017): 539-563.

  • “Unworking Milton: Steps to a Georgics of the Mind.” postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 7.1 (2016): 120-146.

  • “Shakespeare’s Blush, or ‘the Animal’ in Othello.” Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 28.1 (2016): 70-85.

  • “The Life Aquatic: Liquid Poetics and the Discourse of Friendship in The Faerie Queene.” Spenser Studies 29 (2015): 229-253.


  • “Dancing with Perdita: The Choreography of Lost Time in The Winter’s Tale.” The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance, edited by Lynsey McCulloch and Brandon Shaw, Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 197-216.

  • “Milton’s Queer Earth: A Geology of Exhausted Life.” Queer Milton, edited by David Orvis, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 255-291.

book chapters

  • “Nicole Seymour, Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age.” Configurations (2019). Forthcoming.

  • “Sophie Chiari, Shakespeare’s Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment.” Renaissance Quarterly (2019). Forthcoming.

  • “Anne Barton, The Shakespearean Forest.” Shakespeare Quarterly (2019). Forthcoming.

  • “Philosophy’s Rarefied Air: On Knox Peden’s Spinoza Contra Phenomenology.” Theory & Event 18.3 (2015).

  • “Raphael Lyne, Shakespeare, Rhetoric and Cognition.” The Shakespeare Newsletter (2014).

  • “Reading with the Grain: On Vin Nardizzi’s Wooden Os: Shakespeare’s Theatres and England’s Trees.” Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies (2014).

  • “Joanna Picciotto, Labors of Innocence in Early Modern England.” Andrew Marvell Studies 5.2 (Winter 2013).