PhD in English Literature, University of Georgia, expected 2024
M.A. in English Literature, Michigan State University, 2019
B.A. in English and Humanities, Milligan College, Dec. 2016
19th-century English women's literature about Scotland; ethno-nationalism; eco-paganism; Catholic literature; fantastic literature; nature and travel writing; anti-Catholicism in Victorian Britain; nationalist transformations of mythology and folklore
“The Art of Eternal Disaster: Tolkien’s Apocalypse and the Road to Healing.” Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, vol. XVI, 2019. 91-109.
“‘No Pagan ever loved his god’: Tolkien, Thompson, and the Beautification of the Gods.” Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature, vol. 37.1 (Fall/Winter), 2018. Download the article here.
Review Essay of There Would Always Be a Fairy Tale: More Essays on Tolkien, by Verlyn Flieger, Kent State UP, 2017. Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, vol. 5.1, 2018. Access the review here.
Current & Upcoming: Tor.com article series on characters in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium.
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Robert Park Essay Award winner, University of Georgia, 2021. For “Bad Form: Mathilde Blind’s Response to the Violence of the Dramatic Monologue”
Robert Park Essay Award nominee, University of Georgia, 2021. For ““The Wild Scenery of This Lovely Country”: Scotland and the Maternal in Mary Shelley’s Mathilda”
Funding for SFRA editorial duties, University of Georgia, 2020-2021
Summer Research Fellowship, Michigan State University, May 2019
Research Enhancement Fellowship, Michigan State University, March 2019
Conference & Research Travel Fellowship, Michigan State University, January 2019
Alexei Kondratiev Award, Mythopoeic Society, July 2018. For “‘No Pagan ever loved his god’: Tolkien, Thompson, and the Beautification of the Gods”
Ivor Jones Outstanding Senior Award, Milligan College, April 2017