Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate of American Studies, Miami University of Ohio, 2014 to present
Assistant Professor of English, Texas Tech University, 2009-2014

Education

Ph.D., English, University of California, Irvine, 2009
M.A., English, University of California, Irvine, 2004
B.A., English, summa cum laude, Boston University, 2001

Book

Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press 2018)

Peer-reviewed essays

"Antebellum Coral." American Literature. (forthcoming).
"Island Nation: Mapping Florida, Revising America." Early American Studies 11.2 (2013): 243-271.
"Liquid Landscape: Possession and Floridian Geography." Early American Literature 47.1 (2012): 89-114.

other essays

"A Book Full of Seaweed." Huntington Frontiers. (Spring/Summer 2018): 8-12.

Fellowships, Honors, Awards

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2017-2018)
Library Company of Philadelphia / Historical Society of PA, Mellon Foundation Short-Term Fellowship (April 2018)
Newberry Library, Jack Miller Center Short-Term Fellowship (March 2018)
John Carter Brown Library, Charles H. Watts Memorial Short-Term Fellowship (July - August 2017)
Summer Research Grant for New Tenure-Track Faculty, Miami University (Summer 2015)
Kislak Fellowship in American Studies, Kluge Center, Library of Congress (2013-2014)
Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowship, Huntington Library (2012-2013)
Humanities Research Grant with Course Release, Texas Tech University (2012)
Extramural Research Promotion Award, Texas Tech University (2010)
Summer Dissertation Fellowship, UC Irvine (2009)
Barra Dissertation Fellowship, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (2008-2009)
UC Regents Dissertation Fellowship, UC Irvine (2008-2009)
Nora Folkenflik Graduate Prize (best dissertation chapter), UC Irvine (2007-2008)
Fothergill Research Award, Bartram Trail Conference (2008)
Annette K. Baxter Travel Grant, American Studies Association (2008)
School of Humanities Travel Grant, UC Irvine (2007)
Nora Folkenflik Endowed Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, UC Irvine (2006-2007)
School of Humanities Travel Grant, UC Irvine (2004)
Chancellor’s Fellowship, UC Irvine (2002-2003)
Phi Beta Kappa, Boston University (2001)
Outstanding Senior Thesis Award, Boston University Department of English (2001)

Invited Presentations

Book Talk for Liquid Landscape. Boca Raton Public Library Sunday Speaker Series, October 2018.

“Antebellum Coral.” UCLA, Americanist Research Colloquium, Los Angeles, May 2018.

“Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida.” Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, April 2018.

“The Edge of America: Landscape and National Identity in Early American Florida.” Library of Congress, John W. Kluge Center – Kluge Fellows Lecture Series, Washington, D.C., April 2014.

“'On the Edge of the Everlasting Everglades’: Mapping Florida, Rediscovering America.” University of Pennsylvania, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Early American Studies Seminar Series, Philadelphia, October 2010.

Conference Participation

Presenter
“‘The Coral Insect Lives.’” The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, “Climate,” Abuquerque, March 2018.

“Antebellum Coral.” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Raleigh, July 2015.

Florida at the Margins.” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture / Society of Early Americanists, Chicago, June 2015.

“Coral.” The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, “Commons,” Chapel Hill, March 2014.

“Wrecker Sovereignty: Empire on the Florida Reef.” The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, “Prospects: A New Century,” Berkeley, April 2012.

“Shifting Sands: Floridian Landscapes in the Early American Imagination.” The Society of Early Americanists - Early Ibero / Anglo Americanist Summit, “Early American Borderlands,” St. Augustine, May 2010.

“‘This Terraqueous Region’: Florida and the Figure of the Nation.” American Studies Association, Albuquerque, October 2008.

“Liquid Landscape: Citizenship and the Language of Floridian Geography.” Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Williamsburg, April 2008.

“Porous Territory: William Gerard De Brahm, Bernard Romans, and William Bartram in Florida.” Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture / Society of Early Americanists, Williamsburg, June 2007.

“Reading Things: The Matter of Print in Wieland.Charles Brockden Brown Society, New York University, October 2004.

Organizer
“Materials in Common: A Roundtable on Non-Human Nature in Nineteenth-Century Writing.” The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, “Commons,” Chapel Hill, March 2014.

Chair or Moderator
“Substance / Matters of Transatlantic Literary Culture.” The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, “Climate,” Abuquerque, March 2018.

"Memory, Amnesia, Commemoration in Early America" (Respondent). The Society of Early Americanists, Tulsa, March 2017.

"Memory, Amnesia, Commemoration in Early American Studies" (Moderator). The Society of Early Americanists, Tulsa, March 2017.

“New Materialisms and the Cosmos” (Chair). The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, “Unsettling,” State College, March 2016.

Full CV available upon request.