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About meI am a scholar and a performance maker who lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon. In 2017 I completed my Ph.D. in English at Princeton University, and since then I have taught in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

I am a specialist in postcolonial literature, with particular emphasis on African literatures (Anglophone, Francophone, and Swahilophone). My other research and teaching interests include environmental philosophy, decolonial theory, world literature, translation studies, and the history of the novel. My first book, Unsettling Nature: Ecology, Phenomenology, and the Settler Colonial Imagination, is forthcoming with the University of Virginia Press.

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 and 2017's Abominable. New work, tentatively titled Extinction Mass, is still in the early stages of conception.

Finally, I've started a new blog, The Exploded View, which features long-form essays with an emphasis on world literature in translation. Please check it out!

About my libraryBooks Read in 2021

Gunnhild Øyehaug. Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life. (Trans. Kari Dickson)
Brian Dillon. Suppose a Sentence.
Roberto Bolaño. 2666. (Trans. Natasha Wimmer)
Tor Ulven. Replacement. (Trans. Kerri A. Pierce)
Vigdis Hjorth. Will and Testament. (Trans. Charlotte Barslund)
V. S. Naipaul. Miguel Street.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli. Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism.
Patti Smith. The Year of the Monkey.
Muriel Spark. The Girls of Slender Means.
Hilary Mantel. Bring Up the Bodies.
Roberto Gaudioso. The Voice of the Text and its Body: The Continuous Reform of Euphrase Kezilahabi's Poetics.
Barry Lopez. Arctic Dreams. (Partial reading)
Hanya Yanagihara. A Little Life.
Tove Ditlevsen. Childhood. (Trans. Tiina Nunnally)
Tove Ditlevsen. Youth. (Trans. Tiina Nunnally)
e. e. cummings. The Enormous Room.
Tove Ditlevsen. Dependency. (Trans. Michael Favala Goldman)
James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. (Second reading)
Evelyn Waugh. A Handful of Dust.
Anthony Powell. A Question of Upbringing.
Toni Morrison. Home.
Karl Ove Knausgård. In the Land of the Cyclops. (Trans. Martin Aitken et al.)
Rachel Cusk. Outline.
Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara and the Sun.
Marilynne Robinson. Gilead.
Jamaica Kincaid. A Small Place.
Rachel Cusk. Transit.
Jennifer Wenzel. The Disposition of Nature: Environmental Crisis and World Literature.
Rachel Cusk. Kudos.
Robert Macfarlane. Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit.
Andrea Bajani. If You Kept a Record of Sins. (Trans. Elizabeth Harris)
V. S. Naipaul. In a Free State.
Evelyn Waugh. Brideshead Revisited.
Devin Singh. Divine Currency: The Theological Power of Money in the West.
Jon Fosse. Trilogy. (Trans. May-Brit Akerholt)
Francis Hodgson Burnett. The Secret Garden.
Alex Dubilet. The Self-Emptying Subject: Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval to Modern. (Partial reading)
Penelope Fitzgerald. The Blue Flower.
Lauren Redniss. Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West. (Second reading)
Nancy Armstrong. How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism from 1719–1900. (Partial reading)
Minae Mizumura. An I-Novel. (Trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter)
Hagar Kotef. The Colonizing Self: Or, Home and Homelessness in Israel/Palestine. (Partial reading)
Aravind Adiga. The White Tiger.
Clarice Lispector. The Passion According to G.H. (Trans. Idra Novey)
Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart. The Hundreds.
Andrew Bisharat. Sport Climbing.
Haruki Murakami. Dance Dance Dance. (Trans. Alfred Birnbaum)
Minae Mizumura. A True Novel. (Trans. Juliet Winters Carpenter)
Perry Zurn. Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry.
Clarice Lispector. The Hour of the Star. (Trans. Benjamin Moser)
V. S. Naipaul. A Way in the World.

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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