I graduated with a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 2014. My dissertation focused on Twentieth Century African American Literature, Poetry and Poetics, and Science Fiction, but I have a strong research background in all areas of British and American Literature.
I currently work as an Assistant Archivist at The New School Archives and Special Collections, and prior to this worked for five years at Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library as a processing archivist. I have arranged and described the papers of major literary figures such as Amiri Baraka, Erica Jong, Barney Rosset (publisher of Grove Press), and Barry Miles; art, architecture, and design papers such as Giuseppe Zambonini, Emil Antonucci, and Parsons; as well as the papers of scholars and intellectuals such as CLR James, Edward Said, Karl Polanyi, and J. Ruth and Max Clement Bond.
I am also a practicing science fiction writer, and my fiction and reviews have appeared in a variety of web and print publications, large and small. My novel, Jobs of the Great Misery, is available from Skeleton Man Press.