I'm a literature and film professor at Simmons University, where my research and teaching explore links among fiction, world cinema, political theatre, and international human rights law. My work is immersed in contemporary global culture, and I regularly contribute pieces on film and music to Louder Than War. 

When I'm not doing academic research, teaching, or writing, I'm collecting rare books/art/ephemera, buying post-punk and new wave records, or traveling across the globe. You can find links to some of my photography here. I also occasionally lend my expertise on antiquarian books and collecting to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and you can find some of my posts here

I earned my Ph.D. in English Language & Literature from the University of Virginia in 2014. I also hold a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where I served as Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review, and a B.A. in Film Studies from Wesleyan University. 

I'm based in New York and Boston, MA.