My research interests include eighteenth-century literature and culture, gender & queer theory, the history of the British novel, and empire studies. I have published articles and reviews in journals such as Eighteenth-Century Studies, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, The Edgar Allan Poe Review, and The Eighteenth-Century Novel. My scholarly edition of Penelope Aubin's novel, The Noble Slaves, will be published in April 2014 by Anthem Press. I am also currently working on a scholarly edition of Maria Edgeworth's novel, Angelina. I'm currently finishing a project titled "Elusive Allusions: Female Self-Effacement and the Eighteenth-Century British Novel." My next project will examine the relationship between torture and truth in eighteenth-century literature and visual media (from Aphra Behn to Marquis de Sade), focusing on how different genres reproduce and deconstruct this problematic relationship.

At the University of Southern California, I taught first-year composition in the Writing Program and in the interdisciplinary Thematic Option Honors Program. I have also taught eighteenth-century survey courses at Los Angeles City College as well as Rhetoric & Composition at Binghamton University (SUNY) and Mansfield University.