Associate Professor, Department of English
Committee on Creative Writing
Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
As the only member of my immediate family to go to college, I know well what it means to grope one’s way through institutions with an illegible disability—without immediate role models or guidance, and without the financial and social advantages, or even stability, that enables those in elite environments to get ahead at an accelerated pace and to take risks. As someone who always wanted to be an artist and to travel, yet grew up conditioned by economic anxiety, I am particularly interested in encouraging young people who want to find ways of expressing themselves creatively, and who seek to expand their cultural horizons, yet don’t have the resources at hand to find their way.