I am Assistant Professor of English at Southern New Hampshire University, where I teach composition and eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century British literature. I hold a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.A. and B.A. in English from Boston College. Before moving to Manchester in 2011, I taught at Bemidji State University and the University of South Florida.
Right now I’m particularly interested in the intersection of photography and nineteenth-century novels. I’m also working on another project all about muffins and other baked goods in Victorian literature. My favorite Victorian author is Charles Dickens and my favorite Victorian novel is Bleak House, though the Sookie Stackhouse novels are my current guilty pleasure. When I’m not working on classes or research, I like to dabble in photography, play violin, and skate in the local roller derby league. I moved to New Hampshire from Minnesota this summer with my husband and my bearded dragon and we are all loving Manchester.