I write about twentieth-century American history, literature, and culture. I recently earned a PhD in English from University of Maryland, College Park, and now teach as an Adjunct Professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
My dissertation, "The Neuro-novel: American Fiction in the Age of the Brain" explored the dialogue between cognitive science and contemporary fiction. Essays adapted from this project have appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, and Journal of Science Fiction Studies.
I have recently completed the manuscript of a historical novel about one of the first patients to receive insulin shortly after its discovery in 1921 and am now working on a nonfiction book about the life and scandalous sterilization of heiress Ann Cooper Hewitt. My writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Washington Post, Narratively, Longreads, Public Books, Lady Science, ASAP, and Marginalia Review of Books, where I am a contributing editor.
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