1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences



Works in Progress

Bricolage Propriety: The Queer Practice of Black Uplift, 1890–1905 (book manuscript)


“‘The Other Side Is Opening Now’: Perfume Genius and the Multitudinous Touch of Wildness.” Journal of Popular Music Studies 28.1 (2016): 51-74.
“Queer.Black Politics, Queer.Black Communities: Touching the Utopian Frame in Delany’s Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders.” African American Review 48.3, Special Issue: “Delany Lately” (ed. Terry Rowden) (2015): 305-317.
“‘O’er Pathless Rocks’: Wordsworth, Landscape Aesthetics, and Queer Ecology.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 22.2 (2015): 284-302.

Book Reviews

“The Broken Promises of Marriage.” Review of Katherine Franke’s Wedlocked: The Perils of
Marriage EqualityGLQ 23.3 (2017): 437–439
“Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah I. Against the Closet: Identity, Political Longing, and Black
Figuration.” Callaloo 37.3 (2014): 748-750. 

Selected Recent Conference Activities

Roundtable comments delivered for “The Queer Nadir,” MLA Conference, New York, NY,
January 2018
“The Queer Nadir: African American Studies, Queer Antiracism, and the New Resistance,”
American Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017
Roundtable comments delivered for “Before the Archives: What to Expect and How to Prepare,” The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, May 2017
“Cruising Ethiopia: Worldmaking, Antinormativity, and Other Aesthetic Strategies in the Work of Pauline E. Hopkins,” MLA Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
“Thomas Nelson Page, Charles W. Chesnutt, and the Distribution of the Pathological,” Early
Research and Scholarship Conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY, September 2015
“Other Black Households: The Archives of Black.Queer Domesticity,” Advanced Research
Collaborative Archival Research Conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY, September
“‘F**k You, Park Service!’ Timothy Treadwell and Rugged Individual Performativity,”
Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies Conference, New York University,
April 2014


Selected Recent Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

The Monette Prize for the Best Dissertation in Lesbian/Gay Studies Department of English, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2016–2017 American Council of Learned Societies
NYPL Schomburg Center Scholar in Residence, 2016–2017 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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Postdoctoral Fellow in English and African American Studies
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Office Address: 

Bryan 102D

Ph.D. The Graduate Center, CUNY 2017
M.A. Brooklyn College, CUNY 2012
B.A. University of Massachusetts Boston 2009
Office Hours: 

Tues 11:00-1:00

Class Schedule: 

TTh 9:30-10:45