I write about twentieth-century American history, literature, and culture. I recently earned a PhD in English from University of Maryland, College Park, where my research focused on the dialogue between cognitive science and contemporary fiction. Essays adapted from my dissertation have appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, and Journal of Science Fiction Studies.
I recently completed the manuscript of a historical novel about one of the first patients to receive insulin shortly, as well as 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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