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.
While at Columbia, I worked for five years at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library as a processing archivist, where I arranged and described the papers of major literary figures such as Amiri Baraka, Erica Jong, Barney Rosset, and Barry Miles, as well as 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 forthcoming in Fall 2015 from Company Books.