Medieval Studies, Premodern Race and Ethnic Studies, Critical Mixed Race Studies, Fairy
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign; English; AM'21
University of Chicago; English Language and Literature; AB'17
Awards and Honors
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students, 2020, 2021, 2022
Martha W. and Richard Melman Fellowship, 2019-2020
As Instructor of Record:
- ENGL 216: Legends of King Arthur (crosslisted CWL 216, MDVL 216)
- INFO 303: Writing Across Media (crosslisted WRIT 303)
- BTW 250: Principles of Business Communication
- RHET 105: Writing and Research
As Teaching Assistant:
- ENGL 209: Early British Literature and Culture
Additional Campus Affiliations
- “Entry #15: Sir John Mandeville.” Catalogue entry. In Seeing Race Before Race: Visual Culture and the Racial Matrix in the Pre-Modern World. ed. Noémie Ndiaye and Lia Markey. ACMRS Press, April 2023. asu.pressbooks.pub/seeing-race-before-race/. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title, organized by and presented at the Newberry Library, September 2023.
Conference Papers and Workshops
- "Language Learning and the Pedagogy of Play." Birmingham-Illinois Partnership for Discovery, Engagement and Education (BRIDGE). University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, May 14-21, 2023.
- “Remaking, Rereading, Renaming: Mixed-Race Identity in Sir Gowther.” Gesa E. Kirsch Graduate Student Symposium, The Center for Writing Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, April 27-28, 2023.
- “Making Mermaids: Early Modern (Re)writings of Eve and Mary.” Center for Renaissance Studies. Attending to Women, 1100-1800: Performance, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, September 30 – October 1, 2022. (Co-led with Cassidy Short)
- “Race in Fairy Descent: Mélusine and her Afterlives.” Center for Fantasy and the Fantastic, Once and Future Fantasies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, July 13-17, 2022.
- “Fairy Fruit in India and the British Isles: Mandeville’s Orientalist Mirroring in the Cotton Manuscript.” 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-14, 2022.
- “Recognizing Race through Sir Orfeo’s Uncanny Fairy Other.” Medieval Studies Student Association, Redefining the Middle Ages, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 11-12, 2021.
- “The Constance of Race: Religious Racialization in The Man of Law's Tale.” New England Medieval Studies Consortium, Illuminating Hidden Figures: Difference and Diversity in the Middle Ages, Brown University, Providence, RI, March 16-17, 2018.