My work sits at the intersections of early modern literary studies, histories of science, intersectional feminist theory, and digital humanities. I take a highly interdisciplinary approach in both my research and teaching, always interested in the questions that form in disciplinary contact zones.
I am currently at work on two major projects. First, my in-progress book traces an alternative history of women’s engagement with science. Instead of looking for singular examples of women scientists throughout history, I turn to the work of women poets who were exploring the inquiries and methods of anatomical science in 16th- and 17th-century England. /Touching Science: Poetry, Anatomy, and the Early Modern Female Form/ centers on the following questions: how does women's poetry prompt us to reconsider what counts as scientific work? what can women's writing teach us about the relationship between poetic and scientific practices? what are the different ways in which anatomy can manifest poetically?
Second, together with a regional team of faculty, staff, students, community educators, and activists, I'm building a digital humanities project called /Resistance Mapping/. In addition to supporting ongoing antiracist curriculum development for Rochester schools, this interactive project will be a portal into space-based racism and resistance in Monroe County, NY.
I teach in both the English Department and the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Program. My goal as an instructor is to help students understand and think beyond disciplinary boundaries, always with an eye to the relationship between past and present, physical and digital.