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Professional Track Faculty, English Department, University of Maryland, College Park. Teaching and Learning Transformation Center Award for Teaching Excellence (2017/2018)


Ph.D., English and Certificate in Feminist StudiesDuke University (2010-2017)                                                                                                  M.A., English                                                                                                                                                                                         M.A., English, Georgetown University (2008-2010)                                                                                                                                               High Pass, Orals Examination                                                                                                                                                                B.A., English, Queens College, CUNY (2005-2008)                                                                                                                                              summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Book project

Debunk Me Not: Magic and Marginilization, 1848-Present (In progress).


“19th Century Spirit Photography.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press. (under contract).

“Evidence from the Séance Room: How Do We Confront Supernatural Objects?” (under consideration at the Journal of Women’s History).

“Photochemical Witchery: The Feminization of the Magically Messy Science of Photography, from William Mumler to Julia Margaret Cameron,” chapter in Promiscuous Entanglements: Photography, Referentiality, and the Objective Turn. eds. Rasmus R. Simonsen and Geoff Bender. Fall 2018. (under consideration at Bloomsbury Press).

 “Enchanted Optics: Excavating the Magical Empirisicms of Holmesian Stereoscopic Sight,” chapter in Race, Vision, and Technology in the Nineteenth Century United States. ed. Shirley Samuels. Under contract with Lexington Books. Fall 2018. (under contract with Lexington Books).

“The Spell and the Scalpel: Scientific Sight in Early 3D Photography.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 3.2 (Fall 2015): 436-445.

“Poe’s Affective Faces.” Book Review of Adam Frank’s Transferential Poetics: from Poe to Warhol. Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation 49 (2016): E6-E8.


“Lincoln, the Clairvoyant: Representations of Spiritualism During the Civil War, 1861-Present.” Cornell University American Studies Colloquium. Fall 2019.

“Intuitive Historiography in the Archives.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture Colloquium Series. Spring 2017.

“Photochemistry and the Occult: Visualizing the Invisible in 19th-Century Photography.” Georgetown University, Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. Spring 2016.