Hi! I'm a 33-year-old cancer survivor and doctoral candidate of comics studies, trauma and memory theory, and adaptation studies at the University of Florida with plans to complete and defend my dissertation in Spring 2021. Although I've lived in Gainesville for five years, I'm originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I have yet to acclimate to the heat and sun in any way, shape, or form. I'm presently on the job market and wouldn't mind seeing snow again.
My scholarly work incorporates comics studies, memory and trauma theory, adaptation and remix studies, transnational adaptation, environmental literature, and queer theory. You can find a complete list of my work, thus far, under the Curriculum Vitae tab.
You can find samples of my pedagogical work in the sample syllabi section as well as my professional statements section.
In addition to scholarly research and pedagogy, I enjoy my role in an editorial capacity for ImageTexT and Sequentials.
After reading comics for so long, I have started making my own (as well as other illustrative work), and I am a proud capital-A Amateur. I enjoy sitting around Gainesville nature areas and sketching. When not drawing, I regularly hike around Paynes Prairie and hang out with the local alligators. I travel often and am working on visiting all of America's national parks. Aside from the natural world, another major interest of mine is tattoos. After my cancer treatment left my body permanently altered, I decided to dedicate my body as a canvas to the artwork of others as a means of making the world more colorful and beautiful. Our bodies should be a celebration of our humanity, as we choose them to be. So, I've completed two sleeves and am currently working on a second chest piece.