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CollectionsYour library (1,441), Currently reading (13), To read (275), Partially read (124), A World Lit by Fire (9), Postapocalyptic Hermeneutics (9), The Liquidated Subject (5), CT1 2019 Syllabus (8), All collections (1,440)

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About meI am a scholar and a performance maker who, after seven years of dividing my time between the east and west coasts, now resides full-time in Portland, Oregon. In April 2017, I completed my PhD in English at Princeton University. My dissertation, titled The Ecological Uncanny, married my numerous interests in environmental philosophy, global modernisms, narrative theory, speculative realism, and recent developments in neuroscience and physics. I am also a specialist in postcolonial literature, with particular emphasis on African literatures (Anglophone, Francophone, and Swahilophone). I've published on Joseph Conrad, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, and the Swahili novelist Emmanuel Mbogo. I'm currently an Assistant Professor in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where I teach graduate students in the Critical Studies MA and Visual Studies MFA programs.

In Portland, I also work as a contemporary dance artist. I've performed in numerous companies, such as the site-specific group POV Dance and Eliza Larson's FaultLine Dance, and I've also presented original work, such as 2010's Tinnitus. I recently collaborated on a new dance–theater work, Abominable, which premiered in Portland in October 2017. I've also served as a dramaturg for a recent performance work directed by Portland-based artist Suniti Dernovsek.

Aside from the creation of scholarship and performance, I work as a freelance editor. For my editing work, I specialize in academic writing in the humanities and social science. I'm happy to help edit any kind of academic text, from abstracts to seminar papers to journal articles, dissertation chapters, and complete manuscripts. I do both copy editing (for earlier drafts) and proofreading (for final proofs).

Finally, I've started a new blog, The Exploded View, which features long-form essays with an emphasis on world literature in translation. (Turns out the blog is very occasional, but I do have some good stuff in the works!)

About my libraryBooks Read in 2019

Sigrid Undset. The Wreath. [Kristin Lavransdatter, Book 1]
Arturo Escobar. Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds.
Sigrid Undset. The Wife. [Kristin Lavransdatter, Book 2]
Maggie Nelson. The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning.
Neil Gaiman. Norse Mythology.
Markus Gabriel. Why the World Does Not Exist.
Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita.
Benjamin Hoff. The Tao of Pooh.
Yasunari Kawabata. Snow Country.
Wallace Stegner. Angle of Repose.
Kazuo Ishiguro. Remains of the Day.
Marshall McLuhan + Quentin Fiore. The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. (Third reading)
Keller Easterling. Medium Design. (Second reading)
Sigrid Undset. The Cross. [Kristin Lavransdatter, Book 3]
Kazuo Ishiguro. Never Let Me Go.
Caroline Levine. Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network.

Past Reading.

GroupsAll Books Africa, Architext, Graduate Students, Philosophy and Theory, Reading Globally


Favorite bookstoresDreamHaven Books, Labyrinth Books, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Powell's City of Books (Portland)


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Currently readingThe Propensity of Things: Toward a History of Efficacy in China by François Jullien
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry: A Bilingual Edition (German Edition) by Paul Celan
Art and beauty in the Middle Ages by Umberto Eco
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity by Charles Taylor
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