Welcome! I am a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University's Kilachand Honors College. I research 18th- and 19th-century British literature with a focus on critical race studies, postcolonial theory, and new formalist modes of literary and cultural studies. My book project, Romanticism and the Poetics of Orientation, examines British Orientalism in the early nineteenth century to describe a Romantic poetics that linked self-formation to cultural difference through representations of otherness. By placing Romantic poetry, prose, and criticism in dialogue with a range of postcolonial theorists such as Sara Ahmed, Gayatri Spivak, and Wael B. Hallaq, I contend that modern-day readings of nineteenth-century literature necessitate new language and paradigms for adequately accounting for a largely overlooked Orientalist past. Concurrently, I am working on a second book project that shifts to the latter half of the nineteenth century and it's own Orientalist cultural mappings. In my teaching, I design interdisciplinary literature, writing, and theory courses at Boston University's honors college for a diverse and international student body.
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