Graduate Student

2016 Cohort


M.A. Public History, University of South Carolina

B.A. History, Samford University

My work brings together scholarship in history of science, religious studies, literary criticism, and queer theory. My dissertation project will explore late antique, medieval, and early modern commentaries on the Book of Genesis. I am currently based in Texas, where I work as a writing tutor for the University of Texas at Austin and am working toward certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. I serve as a Graduate Fellow for the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, and I am discerning a call to Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church. After Penn, I hope to work as a chaplain for hospitals and Fire/EMS departments.

Research Interests

Religious studies. Queer theory. Enchantment and disenchantment. Cosmologies and cosmographies.

Selected Work

“Ten Thousand Angels and Comic Book Theodicy.” Genealogies of Modernity. June 9, 2020.

“Science, Magic, and the Atom in Tomorrowland.” Genealogies of Modernity. May 21, 2020.

“Haunted Modernity: Francis Bacon’s Ghost Ship.” Genealogies of Modernity. April 17, 2020.

“Imagining a New Eden in the Nuclear West.” Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History. Spring 2020.

“Queer Encounters in the Garden.” NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality. May 7, 2019.

Faculty Bookshelf