I am a writer, editor, critic, and Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature. I currently teach in this latter capacity at the University of Reading, where I offer courses in World literature, American literature, women's literature, and contemporary poetry. I am a Leverhulme Research Fellow until 2022, an award supporting the completion of my book on the meaning of home to refugees.
I am also the author of Spatial Poetics (OUP, 2018), editor of Joe Brainard's Art (EUP, 2019), editor of Making Home Away: Understanding Migration, Resettlement, and Displacement (Palgrave, 2022), and author/editor of We Were the New York School: The Oral History (EUP, 2022).
I have written articles and reviews for The TImes Literary Supplement, Poetry Magazine, the American Book Review, The Review of English Studies, Jacket, and PN Review, among other publications.
England is currently where I reside with my family, though part of me lingers in the Middle East, and also Florida.
My research is interested in questions of home, space, place, ecoglobalism, feminism, and form, in equal measure.