Literature, Science, and Technology
Statement of Research Interests:
I'm a PhD student in the Department of English. My research interests include the history of science, ecocriticism, science & technology studies, and narrative theory. My research has been focused primarily on 17th and 18th century English literature, and in particular, the ways in which literature and art influenced the development of theories of energy as well as the production of industrial technologies.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy:
I believe there is no such thing as a perfect piece of writing. All the writing we do can be improved in some way, no matter how big or small those improvements might end up being. I think this also helps to manage expectations, for once we accept the impossibility of "perfect" writing, we can learn to be content with what we are capable of producing.
I am a predoctoral fellow with the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS), a Diana Hobby editorial fellow at SEL Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, and a member of the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory (3CT).