I'm an assistant professor of English at Simmons University, where I teach courses on contemporary global literature and film. My own research explores the links among postcolonial fiction, world cinema, political theatre, and international human rights law. 

When I'm not doing academic research or teaching, I'm collecting rare books/art/ephemera, watching films, 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 Brooklyn, NY, with regular travel to Boston, MA.