I am a graduate of Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts, Centenary College of Louisiana, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In 2005, I also studied at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark. Originally from Louisiana, I now live and work in Oklahoma City.
My dissertation, “Toxic Gardens: Narratives of Toxicity in Twentieth-Century American and British Literature,” examines issues of environmentalism and embodiment in science fiction. I have taught undergraduate courses in literature, professional writing, and film at the University of Illinois, and currently teach English at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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