I am Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. I received my doctorate in English Literature from the University of Chicago. My scholarship focuses on Anglophone postcolonial and global South literature, environmental justice, and the environmental humanities. I have broader research interests in aesthetics and politics, cultural studies, new materialism, infrastructure and the Anthropocene. My research has been published or is forthcoming in Interventions, Modern Fiction Studies, ISLE, ariel, and elsewhere.
In December 2020 I was featured as Scholar of the Month by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE).
At the University of Illinois I teach a wide variety of classes for English majors and non-majors, including courses on fiction, climate change, postcolonial literature and theory, critical theory, and advanced composition.