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I'm a scholar of literature, cinema, and global culture. My academic research explores links between contemporary arts and politics, and I regularly contribute pieces of music journalism to Louder Than War. 

When I'm not 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.