My CV is available for download here.
Ph.D. Emory University. English. Certificate in Bioethics. Expected graduation, 2018.
Dissertation: Fictional Illnesses: The Politics and Poetics of Diagnosis in Nineteenth-Century America. Committee: Benjamin Reiss (Director), Sander Gilman, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, and Sari Altschuler
M.A. University of Wyoming. English, rhetoric and composition concentration. Graduate minor in gender and women’s studies. 2013.
B.A. University of Wyoming. English. Minors in Russian and creative writing. Summa cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa. 2010.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
“The Arts and Sciences of Reading: Humanities in the Lab.” American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience 7.2 (2016): 85-94 (target article: seven responses).
“Lauren Slater and the Experts: Malingering, Masquerade, and the Disciplinary Control of Diagnosis.” Literature and Medicine 33.1 (2015): 23-51.
“Using Placebo to Treat Psychogenic Disorders.” w/ Karen Rommelfanger. Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics, ed. Karen Rommelfanger and Syd Johnson. 2017.
“Public Health.” Eugenics Archives. 2015.
“The Roots of Apathy.” The New Yorker. April 24, 2017. Letter.
“Notes from the Field: Critical Juncture at Emory.” The Neuroethics Blog Reader. 2017. Reprint from The Neuroethics Blog.
Regular contributions to The Neuroethics Blog and Destination Health on ethics, history, and science in culture. 2014-2017.
Selected Fellowships, Honors and Awards
Woodruff Fellowship, Emory University, 2013-2018
Library Company of Philadelphia/Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Fellowship in the History of Women and Medicine, 2017.
F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine Travel Grant Award, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2017
Graduate Assistantship, University of Wyoming, 2011-2013
Eleanor Kambouris Graduate Fellowship for Summer Study, University of Wyoming, Summer 2012
Hank Gardner and Marilyn Fiske Physiology Prize, University of Wyoming, 2012
Arts and Sciences “Top 20” Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Wyoming, 2010
Arts and Science Board of Visitors Student Service Award, University of Wyoming, 2010
“Fictional Illnesses: The Poetics of Diagnosis in 19th Century America.” The Library Company. Philadelphia, PA, 2017.
“Fictional Illnesses: The Poetics of Diagnosis in 19th Century America.” College of Physicians and Surgeons. Philadelphia, PA, 2017.
“‘A Wasted Sympathy’: Winifred Howells and the Malingering Diagnosis.” University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY, 2016.
“Ethical Analysis of Do Not Board Orders.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Ethics Committee. Atlanta, GA, 2015.
“Narrative Ethics and Narrative Medicine.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Ethics Committee. Atlanta, GA, 2015.
Conferences & Symposia Organized
Organizer, Center for the Study of Human Health Graduate Research Symposium, Emory University, 2017
Organizer, Critical Juncture Conference, Emory University, 2016
Planning committee, English Graduate Conference, University of Wyoming, 2013
“The slow martyrdom of her sickness malady”: William Dean Howells’ “Sketch of Winnie’s Life.” American Literature Association. Boston, MA, 2017.
“An Authentic Case: Benjamin Rush and Charles Brockden Brown.” Society of Early Americanists. Tulsa, OK, 2017.
“Romantic Physiology and the ‘Physiologic Romance’: Creating Diagnoses in Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Elsie Venner.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Atlanta, GA, 2016.
“‘I like a look of Agony, / Because I know it’s true’: Invisible Disability and the Photographic Legacy of the Civil War.” Seminar paper. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. State College, PA, 2016.
“Reclaiming the Illness of Winifred Howells: Pity and Disbelief in the Rest Cure.” Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, 2015.
“Public Health and Eugenics.” The Scope of Eugenics Workshop. Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2015. Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
“‘A Wasted Sympathy’: Winifred Howells and the Malingering Diagnosis.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. Atlanta, GA, 2015.
“Detecting Madness: Psychiatry, Surveillance, and Forensics in the Work of Edgar Allan Poe.” Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN, 2014.
“Diagnosing Usher: Edgar Allan Poe, Moral Insanity, and the ‘Psychiatric Gaze.’” Critical Junctures Conference. Atlanta, GA, 2014.
“Hysterical Masquerade: Psychiatric Disability, Embodiment, and Stigma in the Memoirs of Lauren Slater.” Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference. Washington, DC, 2013.
“The Madwoman in the Movies: Hollywood’s Appropriation of Mental Illness.” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, NM, 2011.
“From Freshman Essays to Resumes: Preparing Consultants for Workplace Writing Conferences.” The Colorado-Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference. Denver, CO, 2010.
“The Role of Clients in Writing Center Sustainability.” Panel. The Colorado-Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference. Colorado Springs, CO, 2009.
Other Conference Activity
“Extraordinary Bodies: Disability and Monsters.” Panel Moderator. Zombethics: Our Fearful Fascination with the Other. Atlanta, GA, 2014.
“Emotion and Charity: Possibilities for Building Alliance and Understanding through Disability Awareness Campaigns.” Poster. Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference. Denver, CO, 2012.
Campus and Departmental Talks
“Experiments with Moral Disorder: Medicine, Literature, and Law in Eighteenth-Century America.” English Graduate Colloquy, 2017.
“Hysteria, Neurasthenia, and General Nervousness: Narrative Taxonomies in the Late Nineteenth Century.” Disability Studies Initiative Works-in-Progress Talk, 2017.
“The Malingering Diagnosis: Gender and the Will.” English Graduate Colloquy, 2015.
“Should You Read More Because a Neuroscientist Said So?” Neuroethics Journal Club, 2014.
Instructor, Emory University
Major Author: Edgar Allan Poe, upper-division English course, Spring 2018
Medicalization, graduate seminar in bioethics, Fall 2017
Writing about Health and Medicine, first-year writing course, Spring 2016
Hoaxes in Literature and Culture, first-year writing course, Fall 2015
Instructor, University of Wyoming
Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies, Summer 2013
College Composition and Rhetoric, Fall 2011 & Spring 2012
Teaching Assistant, Emory University
Sleep: Science and Culture, Spring 2017
American Literature, 1865 to Present, Spring 2015
American Literature, Beginnings to 1865, Fall 2014
History of Nazi Germany, Fall 2014
Teaching Assistant, University of Wyoming
Gender and Disability, Fall 2012
Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies, Fall 2013
Additional Teaching Experience
Guest lecturer, “Pursuing a PhD,” University of Wyoming MA Thesis Research Course, Fall 2015-2017
Workshop leader, “Disability in the Classroom: Beyond Accommodations,” Emory University Graduate Teaching Assistant Training, Summer 2015
Facilitator, Emory University Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Micro-Teaching, Summer 2015-2016
Guest lecturer, “Lauren Slater and the Experts,” Emory University Life Writing, Prof. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Fall 2014
Instructor, McNair Scholars Program, GRE Verbal Preparatory Course, Summer 2010-2013
Bioethics Pedagogy, Prof. Karen Rommelfanger, Emory Center for Ethics, Fall 2017
Literature Pedagogy, Prof. Elizabeth Goodstein, Emory English Department, Spring 2016
Composition Pedagogy, Prof. David Fisher, Emory Writing Program, Fall 2014
Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity program, Emory Graduate School, August 2014
Composition Theory, Prof. David Fisher, Emory Writing Program, Spring 2014
Rhetoric and Composition: History, Theory, and Practice, Prof. Nicole Quackenbush, University of Wyoming Rhetoric and Composition, Fall 2011
College Reading and Learning Association certified tutor, 2008
Early American Studies, issue copyeditor, “The Republics of Benjamin Rush,” 2016
American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, Editorial Assistant, 2015-2016
The Neuroethics Blog, Managing Editor, 2015-2016
Eighteenth-Century Life, Editorial Assistant, 2012-2013
University of Wyoming Department of Kinesiology and Health, copyeditor and writer, 2011
Selected Professional Experience
Sander Gilman, Research and Teaching Assistant, 2014-
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethics Unit Intern, 2015
Rollins School of Public Health Writing Center, 2014
University of Wyoming Writing Center, 2008-2011
Wyoming Arts Council, Literature & Special Projects Contractor, 2005-2011
Chair, Graduate English Advisory Committee, 2015-2016
Representative, Graduate English Advisory Committee, 2014-2015
Recruitment coordinator, Emory University English Department, 2014
English major assessment focus group leader, University of Wyoming English Department, 2010
Graduate representative, University of Wyoming Curriculum Committee, 2011-2012
Undergraduate representative, University of Wyoming Curriculum Committee, 2008-2010
Organizer, Center for the Study of Human Health Graduate Reading Group, 2017-
Organizer, Disability Studies Initiative Reading Group, 2016-
Graduate Student Partner, Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University, 2015-
Committee member, Disability Studies Initiative Film Series, Emory University, 2014-2015
Graduate representative, Graduate Council and Graduate Student Appeals Board, University of Wyoming, 2012-2013
Freshman representative, Student Committee on Instruction, St. John’s College, 2006-2007
French: reading knowledge
Russian: basic reading knowledge
Ancient Greek: basic reading knowledge
Society for Disability Studies
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Society of Early Americanists