SUNY Binghamton University Graduate School, August 2006 – May 2011
PhD in Comparative Literature
Dissertation Title: For-Giving: The Economy of the Revenant
SUNY Brockport College Graduate School, August 2004 – May 2006
Masters of Arts in English – Concentration in Creative Writing
University of Rochester, Class of 2004
English Major, German Minor, BA with High Distinction
Monroe Community College, Class of 2001
Associate’s Degree in General Studies - Graduated summer before senior year of high school (2002)
Academic interests: exchange, Greek tragedy, tragicomedy, forgiveness, friendship, composition.
Personal interests: hiking and exploring nature, running, yoga, knitting and crocheting.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
“Exchange and the Eidolon: Analyzing Forgiveness in Euripides’s Helen” forthcoming in Comparative Literature Studies 49.3 - ACLA A. Owen Aldridge Prize 2011 publication
"The Economy of Appearance: Language and Forgiveness in The Winter's Tale" forthcoming in The Journal of the Wooden O
“Exchange and Restoration: Sacrifice as a Commemorative Act in Iphigenia in Aulis” forthcoming in the 2011 issue of Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by the English Department at California State University, Long Beach
“Woman or Heroine: Explications of Kierkegaardian Heroism in Euripides’s Hippolytus and Racine’s Phèdre” Appositions: Studies in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature & Culture – May 2011
Co-editor of Mythic Mediations: Ancient and Modern Interpretations of Greek Myths, a collection of essays for potential publication by Lexington Books
"The Kitchen Helpers," "Weather Forecast," and "A Tradition" are forthcoming in the Fall 2011 issue of Spirits Magazine, a literary journal published by Indiana University Northwest.