I am a lecturer of English and composition at the University of West Georgia. I earned my Ph.D. in transatlantic modernism with a secondary emphasis in global postmodern and contemporary literatures at Georgia State University in 2014. I also hold an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction and narrative poetry from Georgia College (GCSU) in Flannery O’Connor’s hometown of Milledgeville, GA. My critical and creative work has appeared in such journals as Angelaki, Miranda, a/b: Autobiography Studies, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, The Journal of Modern Literature, Lammergeier, The Florida Review, and FUGUE. I currently serve as Poetry Editor for the independent literary quarterly, Birdcoat, formerly Muse/A Journal.
Recent teaching and research interests include experimental life writing, autotheory, feminist new materialism, speculative fiction, and Anthropocene studies. My non-academic, but not uncritical interests include trashed-out 60s garage music, vintage motorcycles, birding, and guerrilla gardening (though I would not call myself a green thumb). Recently, I lived in Toulouse, France, where I had a research fellowship at the University of Toulouse--Jean Jaurès. These days, I live in Atlanta, GA with an old dog and a young one.