Welcome! I’m a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center CUNY, a Futures Initiative Fellow, Graduate Center Fellow, and an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College.
I am currently studying the influences of sound and sonic vibration on American Transcendentalism and Pragmatism, attending to deep listening in the nonhuman environment of 19th Century America. Recently, I received a research grant from the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society to view the Ellen Tucker Emerson Music Collection at the Concord Public Library, and a Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant to record sounds at Walden Pond and build a website that maps Walden’s soundscape. I recently joined the New Media Lab community to complete this project. Concurrently, I am writing and presenting work on: nonhuman music in Henry David Thoreau’s writings; Emerson and feminist philosophy; and pragmatic listening in the works of Margaret Fuller.
When I’m not teaching or writing, you might find me running in Central Park or hiking and listening to birds on the Appalachian Trail. I currently live in Manhattan.