NEH GRANT

I am a recipient of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will be used to complete my first monograph, Death Rights: Romantic Suicide, Race, and the Bounds of Liberalism.


WUNC INTERVIEW AND KEYNOTES

In April 2018, I was the keynote speaker at Duke University's Science and Society Huang Fellows Symposium commemorating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  I also participated in a panel discussion on "Frankenfilms," a public event co-sponsored by Science Communicators of North Carolina and the North Carolina Film Festival, and was a guest on WUNC's The State of Things, "It's Still Alive!  Why Frankenstein is Relevant 200 Years Later."

In September 2018, I gave a keynote address at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism conference (a Romantic Bicentennials event).


ACCOLADES FOR "UNHALLOWED ARTS"

"Unhallowed Arts: Frankenstein and the Poetics of Suicide" won the prize for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at the 2014 meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. An expanded version appears in European Romantic Review and currently ranks among the top three most read articles on the journal's website. It was also listed among the most read articles of 2015 by Routledge Taylor & Francis and has been featured in two Routledge online collections, Horror in the Arts (2015) and The Cold Summer of 1816 (2016). It is also discussed in The Year's Work in English Studies (2017).  


LORE METZGER PRIZE

"Habeas Corpus and the Politics of Freedom: Slavery and Romantic Suicide" won the International Conference on Romanticism's 2014 Lore Metzger Prize. An expanded version of that essay appears in Essays in Romanticism.


DEAN'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

More information and my award profile available here.

"The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is the highest teaching award offered by the Graduate School and will recognize up to three graduate students annually who best exemplify the characteristics of effective college teaching... as they prepare for lives of service, leadership and teaching."

- Duke University, Dean's Award Purpose Statement