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PhD, English, Royal Holloway, University of London (2016)

MA, English Literature, Mills College (2011)

BA, Literatures in English with Highest Honors, University of California at San Diego (2009)

Study Abroad, Pembroke College, Cambridge (2007)


Refereed Publications

“The Oxford Bibliography of Victorian Maritime Literature.” Oxford Bibliography of Victorian Literature. Oxford UP.  2017. 

“Keyword Oceans: The Blue Humanities in Victorian Studies.”  Victorian Literature and Culture.  Fall/Winter 2018.  (PDF)

“Tennyson’s Kraken Under the Microscope and in the Aquarium.”  In Underwater Worlds: Aquatic Visions in Art, Science, and Literature.  Ed. Will Abberley.  Cambridge Scholars.  2018.

“A Whale is a Palimpsest: Dismembering and Remembering in Moby-Dick and Fighting the Whales.”  In Memory and Commemoration.  Ed. Kathy Grenier and Amanda Mushal. Forthcoming.

“Looking at Leviathan: The First Captive Cetaceans in Britain.”  In Nineteenth Century Ecocritical Visual Cultures.  Eds. Maura Coughlin and Emily Gephart.  Forthcoming.

Encyclopedia Entries​

“Great Britain: 1750-1914.”  In The Sea in World History.  Ed. Stephen Stein.  Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 2017.

“Shipboard Life in the Age of Sail.”  In The Sea in World History.  Ed. Stephen Stein.  Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 2017.

“John Franklin.”  In The Sea in World History.  Ed. Stephen Stein.  Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 2017.

“The Turtle.”  The Sea in World History.  Ed. Stephen Stein.  Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 2017.

Book and Exhibition Reviews​

“Delacroix Meets Daguerre.” Review of “Seduced By Art: Photography Past and Present” Exhibition at National Gallery London. Exegesis 1 (2013): 84-85.

Special Publications

“Address to the Pensacola Women’s March.”  In Rhetoric and Composition, 2e.  Ed. Raina Garrett.  Southlake: Fountainhead Press.  2017.

Manuscripts in Preparation                               

Monstrous Ecology: The Animal and the Sea in Nineteenth-Century English Literature (Book)

AWARDS AND HONORS                                                                                                            

2018 - Mary F. Rogers Award (UWF Women's Studies)

2017 - Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist (UWF)

2016 - Chad Smith Travel Grant (North American Society for Oceanic History)

2016 - Royal Holloway Santander Travel Award (U of London)

2015 - Graduate Travel Award (Nineteenth Century Studies Association)

2012 - RHUL International Student Essay Contest First Prize

2011 - Alumnae Scholarship (Mills College)

2010 - Ardelia Mills First Prize for Critical Composition

2010 - Travel Award (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION                         

Conferences/Symposia Organized  

University of West Florida Victorian Ecocriticism Symposium (2017)

Papers Presented  

“Lilliputian Leviathan: The First Captive Whale in Britain.”  Marine Transgressions Conference.  Bristol, UK.  June 2018.

“Looking at Animals in Shelley’s ‘A Vision of the Sea.’”  Nineteenth Century Studies Association.  Philadelphia, PA.  March 2018.

“Whale as Palimpsest.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association. Charleston, SC. February 2017.


“Eating Fish in 1883: ‘Converting the terrors of the deep into a very palatable soup.’”  British Association for Victorian Studies.  Cardiff, UK.  September 2016.

“‘Fish Culture’ at the London International Fisheries Exhibition of 1883.”  North American Society for Oceanic History.  Portland, ME.  May 2016.

"Revisiting the 1883 London International Fisheries Exhibition.”  Nineteenth Century Studies Association.  Lincoln, NE.  April 2016.


“Tennyson’s Kraken Under the Microscope and in the Aquarium.”  TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities).  Oxford, UK.  September 2015.        

“A Public Historiography of Monterey Bay ‘Monsters.’”  North American Society for Oceanic History.  Monterey, CA.  May 2015.

“‘Monster’ Whales: Politics and Poetics of Sea Monsters on Display in the Nineteenth Century.”  Nineteenth Century Studies Association.  Boston, MA. March 2015.

“Shelley’s Orientalist Ecology in ‘A Vision of the Sea.’”  Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.  San Luis Obispo, CA. February 2015.


“Gendering and Engendering Monstrous Bodies at Sea.” London Victorian Studies Colloquium. London, UK. April 2013. 

“Scurvy in the British Voyage Narrative.” Monstrous Spaces. New York, NY. March 2013. 


“The Girl-Child Heroine in the Voyage Narrative.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, GA. November 2011.

“Epistemology and the Seafaring Feminine in Poe’s Pym.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Honolulu, HI. November 2010.

Campus/Departmental Invited Talks


"Only Our Stories Can Save Us Now: Climate Change and the Arts."  Dive Deep Mini Seminar Series, UWF.  Pensacola, FL.  September 2018.

"From Frankenstein to Furiosa: Ecofeminist Poetics to Save the World."  Mary F. Rogers Award Lecture, UWF Women's Studies Conference.  Pensacola, FL.  March 2018.

“PB Shelley’s Monstrous ‘Vision of the Sea.’” UWF Romanticism Symposium.  Pensacola, FL.  October 2016.

“Ballantyne’s Monstrous Taxonomy and the Culture of Display.” Centre for the Study of Material Culture and the Body, RHUL.  Egham, UK.  January 2014.


“Disturbing Bodies, Public Monsters: Sea Monsters of R.M. Ballantyne’s Fighting the Whales.”  Royal Holloway English Conference.  Egham, UK.  November 2013.



University of West Florida, English Department, Visiting Instructor (2016-present)

Special Topics in Victorian Literature: Victorian Nature (Spring 2017)

Intro to Lit: Literary Environments (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018)

Intro to Lit: Frankenstein at 200 (Fall 2018)

Critical Methods for Literary Study (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

UWF Honors Program Study Abroad in London (Summer 2017)

Royal Holloway, University of London, English Department, Visiting Lecturer (2015-16)           

Reorienting the British Novel (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

Tidewater Community College, Humanities Division, Adjunct Instructor (2013-15)

Introduction to Literature (Spring 2015)

College Composition (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014)

English Fundamentals (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014)

STUDENT SUPERVISION                          

MA Theses Directed

Ecology of Appalachian Literature (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

Transatlantic Sensibilities (Spring-Fall 2017)

Graduate Directed Studies

Victorian Nature (Spring 2017)

Ecocritical Theory (Spring 2017)

Senior Capstones Directed

British Women Writers: Austen to Woolf (Summer 2017)

Animal Discourse (Spring 2017)

Travel with Students

UWF Study Abroad, London (May 2017)

Sigma Tau Delta Convention, Louisville (March 2017)


Delegate to the Council on Undergraduate Research Humanities Institute, Washington DC (2016)

Editorial Board, Manuscript Reader, Exegesis Journal (2012-14)

DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY SERVICE                                 

Women’s Studies Faculty Advisory Board (2016-present)

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Faculty Sponsor (2016-present)

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH) Dean-Appointed Representative to the University Merit Scholarship Committee (2016-present)

English Department Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee (2016)

English Department Curriculum Committee (2016-present)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                           

Designing a Quality Online Course (6-week course, 2017)

Teaching a Quality Online Course (4-week course, 2017)

British Higher Education Academy inSTIL Teaching Course (year-long course, 2015-16)

Classroom Activities for English and Humanities Learning Objectives Seminar (2014)

Incorporating World Events into the English Classroom Using Technology Seminar (2014)

Incorporating Peers in the English and Humanities Classroom Seminar (2014)

Communicating Academic Research Outside Academia Seminar (2012)


Spanish (Fluent)

French (Conversational)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS                         

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (US & UK/Ireland)

British Association for Victorian Studies

Modern Language Association

Nineteenth Century Studies Association

North American Society for Oceanic History