As an Associate Professor of English at Amherst College, I teach a wide range of drama and a broad spectrum of "performance." My research, in the tradition of performance studies, uses "performance" as a lens onto broader cultural phenomena: e.g., the rise of "confessionalism" in postwar America, the phenomenology of reading, the impact of new technologies on our conception of the human, etc. For more detailed information, see an up-to-date CV here, click on any of the tabs to the left or above, or check out my Amherst faculty page.
I am currently based in Palo Alto, CA, where I will spend the 2019-2020 academic year as an ACLS/Burkhardt Fellow in the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Stanford.
In my free time, I make books by hand, destroy other people’s books in the name of art, hike, bike, bake, cook, and provide epic laps for the cat in my life, Imogen.