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Peer-Reviewed Articles

“‘It Was Very Queer!’ Queering Time and Family Structures in Mrs. Molesworth’s The Cuckoo Clock”                         2024

Children’s Literature Quarterly, Special Issue: Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age

of Children’s Literature                       

Taming a Tomboy's Time: Temporal Didacticism in Susan Coolidge's What Katy Did                                               Revise and  


Works in Progress

“Who Wants to Play Rugby? Baron de Coubertin’s Failure to Proselytize Tom Brown’s School Days in Fin de             Work in Progress

Siècle France”      


“And They Lived Happily After Historical Disaster: Wish-Fulfillment in Lauren Tarshis’ I Survived Series             Work In Progress

Select Conference Papers

Children’s Literature Association 2023, Bellevue, Washington

“Disability, Death, and Temporality in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince and Michel Déon’s                        2023

Thomas et l’infini

Society for Disability Studies 2022, Ohio State University, Virtual Conference                                                             2022          

“No Child is an Island: Ability Privileging and Crip Poetics in Robinsonades for Children”

Modern Language Association 2020, Seattle, Washington                                                                                                2020

Genre Studies Children’s and Young Adult Literature Panel: Vision and Sight in Children’s Literature and Culture, “Blindness as a Denial of Difference: Color-Blind Racial Ideology in Theodore Taylor's The Cay

International Research Society for Children’s Literature 2019, Stockholm, Sweden                                                      2019

“Blindness and Bigotry: Visually Silencing The Other in Theodore Taylor’s The Cay

Children’s Literature Association 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana                                                                                         2019       

“Writing Against Animal Cruelty: Disability and Anna Sewell's Black Beauty” 


Children’s Literature Association 2018, San Antonio, Texas                                                                                            2018

“Disability and Racial Inequality in Theodore Taylor’s The Cay

Doctoral Dissertation, University of Florida                                                                                                                     2020 - present

“Disability and the Maturation Plot: Coming of Age for the Disabled Child Protagonist”

Chair: Kenneth Kidd

Committee: Pamela Gilbert, Delia Steverson, Anastasia Ulanowicz, Heather Vrana

Master's Thesis, University of Florida                                                                                                                                2019

“Blindness as Color Evasion: Evading Race in Theodore Taylor's The Cay.

Chair: Kenneth Kidd

Committee: Delia Steverson

English Senior Thesis, Bryn Mawr College                                                                                                                       2014 

“Textual Experience and the Sacramental Imagination in George MacDonald's Phantastes and Lilith.

Advisor: Kate Thomas

French Senior Essay, Bryn Mawr College                                                                                                                          2014

« La corporalité derrière l’oralité et la textualité de L’Enfant de sable »

Advisor: Grace Armstrong

Public Humanities

“On Charlotte Lucas and Terrible Gold Diggers Like Myself” The Rambling. February 12, 2022.                                 2022

Valentine’s Day Special Issue. Eds. Sarah Tindall Kareem and Crystal B. Lake


“The Proustian Magic of Marie Kondo” Medium. Curious. February 7, 2021.                                                                 2021

                                      Select Academic Service

Disability Reading Group, University of Florida                                                                                                           September 2018 - present

Executive Board and Founding Member

Graduate Assistants United, University of Florida                                                                                                        September 2021 - present

Mental Health Committee Member

University of Florida English Graduate Organization, University of Florida                                                              March 2018 - March 2019


Co-Organized First Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium, “Developing an Academic Persona”

ImageTexT, University of Florida                                                                                                                                  August 2017 - May 2018

Copy Editor and Proofreader

Select Awards

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, University of Florida                                                            2023                  

Kirkland Dissertation Fellowship, University of Florida                                                                                             August 2021 - May 2022


Tuition Scholarship for Graduate Studies, Kosciuszko Foundation                                                                                         2021 - 2022


Regina Katharine Crandall Scholarship for excellence in writing, Bryn Mawr College                                                         2012


Department Honors in English, Bryn Mawr College                                                                                                                2010

Foreign Languages

French: Fluent in oral and written expression

Latin: Proficient in reading and translation with dictionary

Spanish: Currently learning, beginner level

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