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Education   

Columbia University

Ph.D. in English and comparative literature. Expected May 2020.
M.Phil. in English and comparative literature. May 2017.
M.A. in English and comparative literature. May 2015.

Fordham University, Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Bachelor of Arts in English and American studies, concentration in creative writing. May 2011.
Honors program; GPA 3.878

Publications & Presentations

Academic

“Rebecca Sanchez’s Deafening Modernism: Doing Disability Studies Beyond—But Not Against—Identity”; The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, forthcoming.

“Women, Dog Love, and Abjection Between Species in Alice Notley’s Culture of One”; paper presented at Modern and Contemporary Studies Summer Institute, Pennsylvania State University, June 2017.

“Spectacles of Dependency: Human-Animal Enfreakment in the Artwork of Sunaura Taylor”; paper presented at Living with Animals conference, Eastern Kentucky University, March 2017.

“H.D. On War: Paper Bullets, Silkworms, and Palimpsests”; guest lecture, presented in Columbia University course “Modernism and Media,” March 2016.

“Writing Diabetes: Autobiography as a Method of Making Private Bodies Public”; undergraduate honors thesis, defended April 2011.

“Cherry Orchard or Time Machine? Temporality and Social Order in Chekov,” Bricolage Literary Studies Journal, May 2011.

“‘I Want to Call Myself an Iraqi:’ The Changing Names, Plans and Secrets of an Iraqi-American Family”; oral history essay completed April 2011; published as appendix to Elizabeth Stone’s “Teaching Oral History in a College-Level ‘New Wave Immigrant Literature’ Course,” Oral History Review, August 2013.

“Little Red Riding Hood, the Deconstructionist: Feminism and Derrida,” Bricolage Literary Studies Journal, May 2010.

“Native Americans in the Celebration,” “African-Americans in the Celebration,” “Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission,” “Biography of J.P. Morgan”: historical and biographical essays presented as part of honors class’ Husdon-Fulton Celebration Project at Fordham University, December 2008.

Creative

Sugarblood, Metatron Press, 2017 (full-length poetry collection).

7 poems from “compassion fountain,” The Wanderer, forthcoming.

“unowing” and “ethics of rude,” NOÖ Journal, forthcoming.

5 poems from “compassion fountain,” Dream Pop Press, July 2017.

ON BEING MILK,” Cosmonauts Avenue, May 2017. Longlisted for Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Prize.

I’M ONLY NOT EMBARRASSED WHEN I’M WAKING UP,” The Atlas Review, December 2016.

“feeling out the limits,” Gigantic Sequins, Summer 2016.

a plum with a worm in it,” Voicemail Poems, July 2015.

no small things,” “i have it / i heave it,” “nwts,” Blackmail Reader, Summer 2015.

do you feel at home here,” Shabby Doll House, December 2014.

mind over matter (fuck it),” Purple Pony, September 2014.

2 truths and a lie,” Girls Get Busy, August 2014.

The Sad Cycle,” Human Parts, May 2014.

“YOLO is for Every Body: Some Thoughts on Positivity and Disability,” The YOLO Pages. Boost House. April 2014.

“The Flip,” Purple Pony, April 2014.

Of Angels, Satin and the Rest You Would Have Hated,” Contrary, January 2013.

Half-Locked,” Anderbo, May 2012.

“Rules for Gravel Boys,” decomP, July 2012.

“Monotropa,” JMWW, Summer 2012.

Three poems, Neon, Summer 2012.

Two poems, Euphony, Spring 2012.

“Boa Noite,” Kosmos, Fall 2010.

Passage” and “No One Will Ever Be As Beautiful,” Kosmos. Spring 2010.

Reviews

“Toward a New Anti-Pastoral,” review of Forest Primeval by Vievee Francis, Boston Review, forthcoming.

Microreview of Watchful by Molly Bendall, Boston Review, February 2017.

Awards and Honors

— Finalist, Hyacinth Girl Press Chapbook Contest, for compassion fountain, 2017.
— Teaching Scholars Fellowship, Columbia University, 2017.
— Longlist, Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Prize, judged by Eileen Myles, 2017.
— Finalist, Metatron Prize, for Sugarblood, 2016.
— Bunner Prize for best essay on American literature, Columbia University, 2015.
— Finalist, Atlas Review Chapbook Competition, for Sugarblood, 2015.
— Marjorie Hope Nicolson Fellowship, Columbia University, 2014.
— Graduated summa cum laude, in cursu honorum, Fordham University, 2011.
— Departmental honors in English, Fordham University, 2011.
— Phi Beta Kappa, 2011.
— Senior Leadership Award for Journalism, Fordham University, 2011.
— Finalist (top 20 of 1,400) in New York Times Modern Love Essay Contest, 2011.
— During my tenure as editor-in-chief, the Fordham Observer won first place in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, 2011.
— Ully Hirsch/Robert F. Nettleton Poetry Prize, Fordham University; received award two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011.
— Fordham Observer won the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Newspaper Convention’s Best of Show contest for a nonweekly four-year university newspaper, 2010.
— Dean’s List, Fordham University, 2007-2011.
— National Merit Scholarship, 2007-2011.
— Full-tuition merit scholarship, Fordham University, 2007-2011.

Work and Leadership Experience

Teaching Scholar—Columbia University, Fall 2017-Spring 2018.
— Instructor of self-designed seminar “Animal Modernisms”

Teaching Fellow—Columbia University, Fall 2015-present.
— Teach freshman writing composition course, “University Writing: Contemporary Essays.”
Provide written feedback on drafts and final papers.
Lecture and lead discussions on scholarly texts and writing craft.
Provide one-on-one conference workshops for students’ drafts.

Rapporteur—Columbia University Seminar on Disability, Culture, and Society, Fall 2015-present.
Organize, promote, and take minutes at monthly guest lectures.
Work with university administration to arrange accommodations for attendees with disabilities.
Work with University Seminars office to maintain up-to-date member roster and archive.

Project Assistant—Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project; Columbia University, Spring 2016-Spring 2017.
Organized and promoted monthly guest lectures and working group meetings.
Worked with Center for the Study of Social Difference to coordinate speakers’ travel arrangements and reimbursements.
Managed graduate fellows’ Google Group, and distributed materials and delegated responsibilities to fellows for each event.
Maintained bibliography of scholarship on precision medicine and the humanities.

Graduate Assistant—Keywords/Key Questions for Disability Studies Symposium; Columbia University, October 2015.
Organized and promoted two-day conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the release of Keywords for Disability Studies (ed. Rachel Adams, Benjamin Reiss, and David Serlin).
Coordinated speakers’ travel and reimbursements.
Managed speakers’ presentation materials and arranged filming and A/V support for the event.
Worked with university administration to arrange accommodations for attendees with disabilities.
Wrote event recap for the Center for the Study of Social Difference’s blog.

Senior Editor—Law360, May 2012 to July 2014.
Edited 10-15 legal news stories per day, with a focus on in-depth analysis and breaking news.
Primarily structural editing, but also included line and copy edits.
Worked closely with reporters to improve the structure and argument of their analysis.
Reviewed headlines and lead paragraphs to make sure they were clear, eye-catching and of interest to our readership.
Reviewed other editors’ work for missed errors or areas in need of improvement.
Trained new reporters on news-writing conventions and house style.

Editor—Law360, June 2011 to May 2012
Edited 16-20 legal news stories per day for AP style and accuracy, with subject matter including corporate, environmental, employment, consumer protection and intellectual property law.
Proofread headlines and lead paragraphs.

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader—Skyhorse Publishing, March 2012 to March 2013
Edited manuscripts for style, spelling, grammar and accuracy based on Chicago and house styles.

Editor-in-Chief—The Fordham Observer; 2010 to 2011
Oversaw all aspects of the newspaper’s content and production process, including budget.
Administered journalism workshop classes and editorial board meetings.
— Conducted investigative reporting on hard news stories; wrote staff editorials.
Advised section editors on content, style and reporter management.

Skills

Copy Editing (AP and Chicago styles)
Mac and Windows proficient
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Knowledge of PACER, LexisNexis
Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

Fields and Disciplines

20th/21st century American literature
Disability studies
Human-animal studies
Posthumanist theory
Gender and queer theory

Languages

French—Proficient reading and speaking
German—Proficient reading
Spanish—Basic speaking