I am a lecturer at the University of Iowa, where I teach courses on Victorian and modernist literature, rhetoric, and disability studies. My book project, Telephonic Modernism, argues for a new understanding of literary modernism as profoundly influenced by advances in telephony and their recruitment for the work of linguistic purification. My academic work has been featured in Texas Studies in Literature and LanguageThe ConradianDickens Studies AnnualThe VictorianLiterature/Film QuarterlyNineteenth-Century Disability, and other publications. I am the recipient of the 2016 Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award from the Joseph Conrad Society of America.

I also have over nine years of experience in the publishing industry and use this insight to write about the value of a humanities degree beyond academia. You’ll find my writings on this topic—and others—in Entrepreneur.com, The Good Men Project, and the Sound Wisdom blog.

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