Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Literature and Cultural Theory (Expected 2022)

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

MA in English Literature (2017)

Western Kentucky University
Thesis: Strange Things Keep Happening to Me: Postcolonial Identity and Henry James’s Ghosts

BA in English (2015)

Austin Peay State University


Scholarship and Other Academic Writing

“Along the Wayside: Notes from the International Poe and Hawthorne Conference in Kyoto, Japan, June 21-24, 2018.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, vol. 45, no. 1, 2019, pp. 93-96. Doi: 10.5325/nathhawtrevi.45.1.0093.

“‘From the Furthest Depths’: Poe’s ‘Perverse’ in Moby-Dick.” Kentucky Philological Review, vol. 29, 2017, pp. 27-36.



“Town Called Fireflies.” Barrow Street, [Forthcoming].

“Coonhound.” 30 Poets, 30 Poems: A Clarksville Anthology, edited by Barry Kitterman. [Forthcoming].

“Ghost Keeps Trying to Sing Love Songs.” Foglifter, vol. 5, no. 1, 2020, pp. 37-38.

“Morphology 6.” The Indianapolis Review, 1 May 2020.

“Morphology 3.” Juked, vol. 17, 2020.

“Ghost Contemplates the Shape They Found on the X-Ray.” The Journal, vol. 44, no. 1, 2020, pp. 89.

“On the Long Way Walking” and “Storm Season, Tennessee.” Poetry South, vol. 11, 2019, pp. 40-41.

“Pareidolia,” “Ghost Sings a Hymn,” “Ghost Tries to Remember the Hymn’s Middle Voices,” “TV Exorcism,” and “Ghost Is Disturbed to Find the Walls Impermeable.” Heavy Feather Review, 21 Aug. 2019.

“Morphology 2.” Homology Lit, 1 Aug. 2019.

“Ghost Hums as They Think of Love” and “Morphology 1.” Puerto del Sol, 5 July 2019.

“Moon Men.” Quarter after Eight, vol. 25, 2019, pp. 86-87.

“Planting.” North American Review, vol. 304, no. 1, 2019, pp. 44.

“A Supermarket in Kentucky.” Harpur Palate, vol. 17, no. 2, 2018, pp. 103-04.

“Tarot Reading at the End of the World.” The Hunger, 15 May 2018.

“Midnight Feature.” apt, 9 Apr. 2018.

“They Still Find Bones from Time to Time.” Anastamos, no. 2, 2017, pp. 70.

“We Will Remember Bees.” Stoneboat Literary Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, 2017, pp. 90.

“Stone Tape Theory.” CutBank Literary Journal, 29 Sept. 2017.

“Picking up Pecans.” Salamander, vol. 43, 2017, pp. 153.

“Brushfire.” The Meadow, vol. 7, 2017, pp. 44.

“Huldufólk.” Whiskey Island, vol. 68, 2016, pp. 42-43.

“Tree Branch Elegies” and “Mercy.” Fourth and Sycamore, 12 July 2016.

“Divining” and “Coupling.” Superstition Review, 29 Apr. 2016.

“Five Vignettes from Boystown, Chicago.” Dewpoint, vol. 6, 2016, 54-56.

“Haunt.” Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal, 17 Jan. 2016.

“Asheboro, N.C.” Appalachian Heritage, vol. 43, no. 4, 2015, pp. 82.

“Engulf.” Off the Coast, vol. 21, no. 3, 2015, pp. 66.

“Sprout.” Lines + Stars, 5 Aug. 2015.

“Chaff” and “Suspended.” Gravel, 1 June 2015.

“Pit.” New Mexico Review, 15 May 2015.


Other Prose Writing

Ben-Oni, Rosebud, et al. “On (Not) Mourning Our Icons.” The Kenyon Review Blog, 29 Oct. 2019.

“How to Read Narcissus Flowers.” The North American Review Blog, 2019.


Conference Presentations

“Nonhuman Narration and the Ghostly Conversations of LeAnne Howe.” Native American Literature Symposium, 2-4 Apr. 2020, Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino, Prior Lake, MN. Presentation.

“Ghosts and the Undead as Living Landscape.” Native American Literature Symposium, 2-4 Apr. 2020, Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino, Prior Lake, MN. Presentation.

“Disruptive Disclosures of Identity and a Pedagogy of Non-Attunement.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, 28 Mar. 2020, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. Presentation.

“‘Desire’s Last Stand’: Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan and the Queer, Feminist Erotics of Process.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, 15 Nov. 2019, Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL. Presentation.

“Have You Ever Seen a (Straight) Ghost?: Erotohistoriography, Technology, and the Queer Potential of Paranormal Investigations.” Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 15 Feb. 2019, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. Presentation.

“‘Le pays des Montagnais, quelque illusion’: Translingual Narration and the Native Landscapes of Yves Thériault’s Ashini.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, 16 Nov. 2018, Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City, MO. Presentation.

“The ‘Not-Ghosts’ of Men and Race in Poe and Hawthorne.” International Poe and Hawthorne Conference, 22 June 2018, Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel, Kyoto, Japan. Presentation.

“Student Perception of Personal Disclosure.” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University First-Year English Graduate Pedagogy Conference, 5 Dec. 2017, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Poster Presentation.

“Forever Wandering: Ghosts and the Pan-nationalist Vision of Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, 10 Nov. 2017, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH. Presentation.

“‘Dépossédé du monde’: Possession and North American Identity in Anne Hébert’s ‘le Torrent.’” American Literature Association Symposium on the American Short Story, 21 Oct. 2016, Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA. Presentation.

“‘From the Furthest Depths’: Poe’s ‘Perverse’ in Moby-Dick.” Kentucky Philological Association Annual Conference, 7 Mar. 2016, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. Presentation.

“Why I Took My Students to Bonnaroo: Reaching Readers and Teaching Journalism with Arts Events.” Associated College Press National College Media Convention, 1 Nov. 2014, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA. Presentation.


Panels moderated

“Reimagining the Gothic.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, 16 Nov. 2018, Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City, MO.

Western Kentucky University English 100 and 200 Conference, 29 Apr. 2016, WKU, Bowling Green, KY.

“Multivalent Voices.” Western Kentucky University Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture, 20 Nov. 2015, WKU, Bowling Green, KY.


Invited Talks and Readings

Reading at Woodland Pattern Book Center, 20 Mar. 2020. Milwaukee, WI. Reading.

Juneau Park Poetry Festival, 20 July 2019. Milwaukee, WI. Reading.

Vegetarian Alcoholic Press Presents: Lit Fam IX, 10 July 2019. Milwaukee, WI. Reading.

Poetry in the Park, 11 June 2019. Milwaukee, WI. Reading.

APSU Creative Writing Spring Reading, 30 Mar. 2015. Clarksville, TN. Reading.

Bread and Words, 24 Nov. 2014. Clarksville, TN. Reading.


Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Instructor (2017-present)

UWM Department of English

Graduate Teaching Instructor (2015-17)

WKU Department of English and Division of Extended Learning and Outreach

English and music instructor (2014)

Advantage Learning Center



UWM Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award (2017)

WKU Potter College of Arts and Letters Outstanding MA Student in English Award (2017)

WKU Department of English Wood Award (2017)

APSU Grenouille d’or prize for scholarship in Francophone literature (2015)

APSU Rachel Maddux Baker Award for excellence in creative writing (2015)


Fellowships and Research Activities

Susan Tane Travel Grant (2018)

Tennessee Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Summer Research Fellowship (2015)

Studied unpublished wartime journals of Guillaume Apollinaire at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (2015)

APSU Robert Frost Place Conference on Poetry Fellowship (2015)

APSU President’s Emerging Leaders Program Scholarship (2011-15)

APSU President’s Emerging Leaders Program Study Abroad Scholarship (2013)

Summer studies at l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (2013)


Academic Service

Officer – UWM Word Warriors (2018-present)

Member – Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative (2018-present)

Founding member – Milwaukee Queer Writing Project (2018-present)

Media coordinator – International Poe and Hawthorne Conference (2018)

Editorial board member – Kentucky Philological Review (2018)

Proposal reviewer; volunteer – Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (2018)

Editorial board member – The Ashen Egg (2016)

Co-organizer – WKU Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture (2015)

Co-organizer – “Still in Motion,” the first ever juried student art exhibition featuring work from all creative arts departments at APSU (2015)

Member – APSU English faculty hiring committee (2014)


Additional Editorial Experience

Poetry editor – Cream City Review (2018-present)

Graphic designer – UWM Creative Writing Department (2018-19)

Assistant fiction editor – Cream City Review (2018)

Staff interviewer – Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal (2015-17)

Manuscript submissions editor – Steel Toe Books (2015)

Graphic designer; submissions editor – Red Mud Review (2014-15)

Managing editor; chief copy editor; features editor – The All State (2014-15; 2013-14; 2012-13)

Nonfiction submissions editor; poetry submissions editor – Zone 3 (2014)



Midwest Modern Language Association (2017-present)

Society for the Study of the American Short Story (2016-present)

Centre de la francophonie des Amériques (2015-present)

Phi Kappa Phi honors society (2013-present)

Kentucky Philological Association (2015-2018)


University Courses Taught

Introduction to English Studies – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Introduction to College Writing – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

College Writing and Research – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Introduction to College Writing – Western Kentucky University