Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Texas A&M University, Department of English

Instructional Assistant Professor, 2016 – present

Coordinator of Multi-Section Writing Courses, 2016 – present

EDUCATION

PhD in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, May 2016

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Dissertation: Diagnosing Growth: The Problem of Development in Reproductive Culture

MA in English, May 2012

Pennsylvania State University, University Park

MS Ed in Adolescent English Education, May 2010

Hunter College of the City University of New York

MFA in Poetry, April 2008

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Thesis: Red Shift: Poems

AB in English, June 2006 

Harvard College

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Staging Embryos: Pregnancy, Temporality, and the History of the Carnegie Stages of Embryo Development. Body & Society 23.2 (2017): https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X17697801

Placental Beginnings: Reconfiguring Placental Development in Feminist Theory. Feminist Theory. (Forthcoming).

BOOK REVIEWS

Franklin, Sarah. Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2013). Configurations 22.2 (2014).

Adams, Sarah Lachance and Caroline Lundquist. Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012). Hypatia Reviews Online  (2014). 

POETRY

“Impediment” and “The Tongue Looks at the Stars.” Ampersand Review, Volume IV. Fall 2009.

“Catalogue: An Elegy.” Writing for Human Rights. January 2009.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

GRANTS

Principal Investigator, Texas A&M Instructional Technology Services Innovative Pedagogy Grant for redevelopment of online Technical Professional Writing course

AWARDS

Third Place, Arts & Humanities Division, Penn State Graduate Exhibition, 2015

Rock Ethics Institute Humanities Dissertation Initiative Fellow, 2014-2015

HASTAC Scholar, Humanities, Arts, Science, & Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, 2014-2015

University Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010-2011

Moveen Writing Residency in Ireland, University of Michigan, 2008

Civitas Teaching Fellow, InsideOut Detroit, University of Michigan, 2006-2007

Zell Poetry Fellow, University of Michigan, 2006-2007

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

“Attending to Time: Temporal Attention and the History of Embryo Staging,” Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts: University of Arizona, November 2017.

“Communities of Signals: Hormone Communities and the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine,” Symposium for Rhetoric of Health and Medicine: University of Cincinnati, September 2017.

Workshop Participant, “The Rhetoric of Scientific Objects,” Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute: University of Indiana, Bloomington, May 2017.

“Health Humanities, Wearable Fertility Trackers, and the Rhetoric of Health 2.0,” International Health Humanities Consortium: Houston, March 2017.

“Whose Bodies, Whose Selves? A Micro-Workshop,” Conference on College Composition and Communication: Houston, April 2016.

“Recording the Waves: Wearable Fertility Trackers and Technological Visions,” in “Technologies of Sexuality and Gender” seminar, Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association: Harvard University, March 2016.

“On Cyborg-Placentas and Organ Technologies,” Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts: Rice University, November 2015.

Roundtable Participant: “Women’s Bodies and Political Frames,” Comics and Medicine 6th International Conference: Riverside, July 2015.

Workshop Participant, “Theory Building in the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine,” Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute: University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 2015.

“Tweaking the Test: Fluidity, Diagnosis, and Online Pregnancy Test Galleries,” Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts: Dallas, October 2014.

“Writing from the Gut: Public Literacy and the Women’s Health Movement,” Conference on College Composition and Communication: Indianapolis, March 2014.

‘“Do they ever ask where they came from?’: The Rhetoric of Science and Matrixial Space in Contemporary Science Fiction,”Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts: Notre Dame University, September 2013.

“Misrecognition, Form, and Categorization: Towards a BioArt of Flight,” Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts: Milwaukee,  September 2012.

“’This live belly—whose—mine?:’ Imagining the Pregnant Subject in Anne Waldman’s First Baby Poems” National Poetry Foundation Conference: University of Maine, June 2012.

“Desire in a Collapsing Star: Silence and Excess in Bernadette Mayer’s Studying Hunger,” Louisville Conference for Literature after 1900: University of Louisville, February 2012.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructional Assistant Professor, English Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2016-

Pedagogy (graduate course, 1 section, enrollment 12)
Rhetoric and Composition (1 section, enrollment 22)
Advanced Composition (1 section, enrollment 25)
Rhetoric of Style (1 section, enrollment ~25, to be taught Spring 2018)
Technical Business Writing Online (course designer and director of 20 sections (enrollment 25-30) overseen by 13 graduate teaching assistants)

Graduate Instructor, English Department, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2010-2016

Eating Our Ecology: Food Literature and Environmental Writing (1 section, 24 students)
Literature and Society (Viral Agents: Constructing Ebola) (1 section, enrollment 17)
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition (4 sections, enrollment 24)
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition (4 sections, enrollment 24)–Learning Edge Academic Program 

  • Writing and Personal Health Management (2 sections, enrollment 25)
  • Writing and Business (1 section, enrollment 24)
  • Writing and Education (1 section, enrollment 24)

Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition Online (2 sections, enrollment 24)

Graduate Instructor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2015

Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art and Popular Cultures (2 sections, 25 students)

Graduate Instructor, English Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2007-2008

Introduction to Creative Writing (1 section, enrollment 18)
Freshman Composition (1 section, enrollment 18)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Coordinator of Multi-Section Writing Courses, English Department, Texas A&M University, 2016-

Co-Coordinator, Graduate Writing Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013-2014

Program Assistant, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012-2013

Research Assistant, The Center for American Literary Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012-2013

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Peer Tutor, Graduate Writing Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013-2014

Teaching Mentor, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013-2014

English Teacher (6th-8th grade), PS 71, Bronx, NY, 2008-2010

Course Assistant (Introduction to Shakespeare) English Department, University of Michigan, 2007

Writer-in-Residence (3rd-6th grade), InsideOut Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2006-2008

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 

Graduate Student Liaison, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, 2015-2017

Conference Co-Organizer, “Feminist Communities in Research and Practice: the 13th Annual Women’s Studies Graduate Conference,” Penn State University, February 2015

President, Women’s Studies Graduate Organization, Penn State University, 2014-2015

Graduate Student Representative, Women’s Studies Advisory Board, Penn State University, 2014-2015

Faculty Meeting Representative, English Graduate Organization, Penn State University, 2014-2015

Teaching Mentor, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Penn State University, 2013-2014

Graduate Studies Committee Graduate Representative, English Department, Penn State University, 2013-2014

President, English Graduate Organization, Penn State University, 2012-2013

Incoming Graduate Student Mentor, English Department, Penn State University, 2011-2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoric Society of America

Fembot Collective

Humanities, Science, Arts, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory

National Council of Teachers of English

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

Modern Language Association