Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2020     Ph.D., Comparative Literature and English Language and Literature, Certificate in Judaic Studies and Graduate Teaching, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Defense expected May 2020.

Dissertation: “Feral Modernisms.”                                                                                               Committee: Peggy McCracken (chair), Joshua Miller (chair), Anita Norich, Antoine Traisnel

2013     M.A. English Literature, Sonoma State University

Thesis: “Like the Memory of a Dream that Never Happened: Visionary Space, Haunted Landscapes, and Bruno Schulz.”

Chair: Thaine Stearns

2007     B.A. English Literature and Creative Writing, San Francisco State University

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Articles

2019 “Circe’s Feral Beasts: Women and Other Animals in Joyce’s Ulysses,” forthcoming in JML: Journal of Modern Literature 42.4 (Summer 2019).
2019 “A Sensory Vision of the Word: Bruno Schulz, Martin Buber, and The Ecstatic Body,” forthcoming in Modern Language Notes 134.5 (December 2019).
Reviews
2015 Review of A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586–1987 by Kathryn Hellerstein. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014.) AJS Review. 39.02 (2015) 475 – 477.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2019-2020 Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
2018-2019 Institute for the Humanities, Richard & Lillian Ives Graduate Fellow, University of Michigan
2018-2019 Margaret Dow Towsley Scholarship, University of Michigan
2018 Rackham Humanities Research Fellowship, University of Michigan
2017 John D’Arms Fellowship, University of Michigan
2017 Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) Community of Scholars Fellowship, University of Michigan
2014 Stanley Frankel Summer Fellowship, University of Michigan
2013 Sally Casanova California State University Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, California Statewide
2012-2013 Sally Ewen Scholarship, Sonoma State University
2012-2013 Dorothy Overly Scholarship, Sonoma State University

INVITED TALKS

2017 “Avant-Garde Film,” Guest Lecture for Professor Matthew Solomon, University of Michigan
2017  “On Ferality,” Invited Lecture for Michigan State University’s Animal Studies Program

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Panels Organized

2019 “Modernist Utopias/Utopian Modernisms.” With Sean Seeger, Association for the Society of Literature and the Environment, Davis, CA
2018 “Wild Modernism: Modernist Literature and Animal Bodies.” With Maren Linnett and Carrie Rohman, Modernist Studies Association, Columbus, OH
2018 “On Canons and Methods: A Pedagogy Workshop.” The Space Between/Feminist Intermodernist Association Conference, Greeley, CO
2016 “Film as Art and Science.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, GA
Selected Papers Presented
2018 “Feral Rambling and Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, PA
2016 “Jean Painlevé’s Creative Anthropomorphism.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, GA
2015 “Embodied Knowing in Molodowsky’s Dzshike gas.” Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA
2015 “History, Ethics, Form: The afterlife of Charlotte Delbo’s Auschwitz et après.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA
2014 In zikh and Visionary Modernism.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, New York, NY
2012 “The Likeness of a Tailor’s Dummy.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 “The Art of Film.” Screen Arts and Cultures. Discussion section leader.
2017 “Global Sports Cultures.” Comparative Literature, University of Michigan. First year writing course. Discussion section leader.
2016 “Great Performances.” Comparative Literature, University of Michigan. First year writing course. Discussion section leader.
2016 “Women and Other Animals.” Comparative Literature, University of Michigan. Intensive summer course. Instructor of Record.
2016 “Just Passing Through: Crossing Race, Gender, and Species Lines.” English Department, University of Michigan. First year writing course. Instructor of Record.
2015 “Beasts and Beauties.” Comparative Literature, University of Michigan. First year writing course. Instructor of Record.
2015 “Women and Other Animals.” English Department, University of Michigan. First year writing course. Instructor of Record.
2014 “Reading Like a Writer.” English Department, University of Michigan. First year writing course. Instructor of Record.
2012-2013 Assistant Director. Writing Center, Sonoma State University.
2011-2012 “First Year Composition.” English Department, Sonoma State University.
2010-2012 Supplemental Course Instructor. English, Sonoma State University.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2016-2017 Organizer, Animal Studies Speaker Series (with Nicole Shukin, Eva Hayward, and Harriet Ritvo), University of Michigan
2016 Organizer, Animal Studies Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Michigan, April 12, 2016.
2016 Conference organizer: “Appetites: Discourses of Consumption.” 20thAnnual CLIFF Conference, University of Michigan, March 10-12, 2016.
2015-2017 Coordinator, Animal Studies interdisciplinary workshop, University of Michigan
2015-2016 Coordinator, Comparative Literature department colloquium series, University of Michigan
2015 Research assistant to Mikhail Krutikov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Judaic Studies, University of Michigan.
2014 Participant, Institute for World Literature, Hong Kong
2007-2009 MFA student, California Institute of the Arts, Film and Video
2008 Experimental Animation Fellowship, FAMU University, Prague

AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

American Comparative Literature Association

Association for Judaic Studies

Modernist Studies Association

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

LANGUAGES

French: Reading (fluent), speaking (conversational), writing (with dictionary)

Yiddish: Reading and speaking (proficient)

Polish: Reading (with dictionary)