Looking Past the Lily: Layers of Meaning and Interconnectivity in Nick Virgilio’s Haiku. RUCore, 2012.


Organized and chaired “Border Crossings“, the 2016 GWU EGSA Student Symposium featuring student presenters and keynote speaker Mimi Thi Nguyen (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), February 12, 2016.

Race, the Final Frontier: Racial Anxiety and Color Blindness in the Star Trek Universe” at the 26th annual MAPACA Conference, November 5, 2015.

“Reclaiming the Urban Landscape: Teaching Nick Virgilio’s Haiku in the Inner-City” at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May 22, 2015.

Bridging the Gap of Language: Pain and Beauty’s Traumatic Creativity in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway” at the 4th Annual EGSA Conference, Georgetown University, February 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Pain as a Bridge to Beauty: the Aesthetics of Trauma in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway” at the 2015 EGSA Symposium, George Washington University, February 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Curator and Opening Speaker at American Haiku Masters, Rutgers University, April 27, 2012 in Camden, NJ.


GWU Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship, 2014-present

Runner-up for the 2013 Lansbury Prize for Academic Excellence for outstanding performance of a graduate student

Thesis with Distinction, Rutgers University, 2012

Comprehensive Exams with Distinction, Rutgers University, 2011

Rutgers-Camden English Department Honorary Fellowship Award, 2010-2011

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