As a scholar, I research and write about 20th and 21st century literature and film, adaptation, documentary, feminist film theory, and global modernisms.
From 2017 to 2018, I'm a Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Beginning Fall 2018, I will be a postdoctoral research fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
My academic writing has appeared in Film Quarterly, Adaptation, and Comparative Literature Studies. Other articles have been accepted and are forthcoming in Screen and Yale French Studies. With Julie Elsky and Clémentine Fauré-Bellaïche, I am co-editing a special anniversary issue of Yale French Studies devoted to existentialism.
My first scholarly book project investigates how French writers, editors and filmmakers mined American literary modernist literature for the language to confront racism, sexism, and colonialism in their own country.
My research and writing have been supported with fellowships from the Camargo Foundation, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia's Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture, and the Manuscript and Rare Book Library at Emory University.
I received my Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I was a member of the Royster Society of Fellows.
A selection of my academic writing can be found here.