About

Photo Credit: George Derk

Photo Credit: George Derk

I write about literature, the environment, climate change, agriculture and the intersections of all these things. A New Englander by birth, I now live in Salisbury, Maryland, where I am an Assistant Professor of English at Salisbury University focusing on environmental humanities and modernism. I received my PhD from the University of Virginia in 2017 and my BA from Brown in 2009.

I am currently working on several projects, including “Modernist Farming,” a scholarly book developed from my dissertation, and a project called “Chronic Crisis,” in which I argue that humans must adjust our sense of time to address climate change effectively and justly. I am also composing a creative manuscript about life on a decidedly non-idyllic contemporary small farm. My journalism, essays, and reviews appear in Slate, OrionThe Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere.