Arizona State University, Tempe
2020 PhD in English (Literature)
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
2013 MLitt, merit, in Literature, Culture, and Place
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso
2011 BA, magna cum laude, English and Linguistics
2020 Critical Theory Certificate, Arizona State University, Tempe
Desert Literature, Film, and Art
American Literature of the long twentieth century
Studies of Place, Memory, Time, and Light
Monograph (Forthcoming): Desert Distortion. Texas Tech University Press.
Book Chapter: “Color, Place, and Memory in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes.” Reading Aridity in Western American Literature. Eds. Jada Ach and Gary Reger. Lexington Books, Fall 2020.
ART AND MEDIA INSTALLATIONS
2019 Fall "The Desert: A Well-Spring of the Imagination," guest on CBC Radio's show, IDEAS.
2019 Spring Vernal Equinox. A 24”x24”x 2” art piece constructed of plywood, nails, and Mason’s line from Shadow Survey. The pattern is based on a linoleum print I carved while on-site. ASU- Roden Crater Field Lab Student Showcase and Exhibition. Tempe, AZ. 29 Apr. 2019.
2019 Spring Shadow Survey: Vernal Equinox. Ben Hoste & Celina Osuna. Performance piece where we created an apparatus to physically trace the lengths of sun and moon shadows with Mason’s Line. Superstition Mountains, Tonto National Forest, AZ. 20 - 21 Mar. 2019.
2017 Spring Time / Shores. Collaboration with the Lab for Critical Technics. ASU Art Museum Project Space, Phoenix, AZ. 6 Jan.– 28 Feb. 2017.
National and International
“Exploring the Un-Green: Prismatic Place and Memory in Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes” European Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Copenhagen, Denmark. 13-16 June 2018.
“The Transformative Landscapes of Color, Place, and Memory in Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes”
Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Las Vegas, NV. 3-6 May
“The Void and Vehement Violence From 1849 to 2052: The Appeal of Desert Southwest Aesthetics in Blood Meridian and Westworld” American Comparative Literature Association. Los Angeles, CA. 29 Mar. - 1 Apr. 2018.
“Giving Color to Place and Memory: Unconventional Creativity in Gardens in the Dunes”
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts. Atlanta, GA. 5 Nov. 2016.
“The Poetry of Desert Abundance: Pat Mora’s Encantado” Tempe, AZ. 17 Apr. 2020.
Roundtable: ASU-Roden Crater Field Lab Showcase. Tempe, AZ. April 29, 2019.
“The Void and Vehement Violence: Desert Aesthetics in Blood Meridian and Westworld.” SCRAL. Tempe, AZ. 5 April 2019.
“Distortion as Tactic: Psychedelic Sights and Sounds of the 1960s” Post-Human Network Second Annual Graduate Student Conference. Tempe, AZ. 23-25 Feb. 2018.
“PHuN: Building and Growing a Network for an Academy We Want” Connected Academics
Colloquium for Careers in the Arts and Humanities, Tempe, AZ. 27 Apr. 2017.
“Thinking Through and With the Desert in James Turrell’s Air Apparent”
Post-Human Network Inaugural Graduate Student Conference. Tempe, AZ. 24 Mar. 2017.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Arizona State University
2019 – 2020 Katharine C. Turner Dissertation Fellowship
2019 – 2020 University Graduate Fellowship
2019 National Humanities Center, Summer Residency Program for PhD
Students in the Humanities
2019 Summer Research Grant
2018 Spring University Graduate Travel Award
2017 – 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Grant
2016 Fall University Graduate Travel Award
2015 – 2016 Doctoral Enrichment Fellowship
2015 – 2016 University Graduate Fellowship
University of Texas at El Paso
2011 Dr. Mimi R. Gladstein Endowed Scholarship Fund
RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION, AND INTERNSHIPS
2019 Summer National Humanities Center Graduate Summer Student Residency
2019 Summer Humanities for Social Transformation Internship (Competitive)
2019 Summer Connected Academics Digital Humanities Pedagogy Summer Institute Internship (Competitive)
2019 Spring NEH Institute on "Writing for a Broader Audience," with Ian Bogost and Christopher Schaberg. Hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research at ASU. (Competitive)
2017 Fall Urban Extremophiles, with artist and designer Lisa Ma and Adam Nocek.
2016 Fall Sentient Theory and Praxis Workshop, with Britta Joy Peterson, Evan Anderson, and Garrett Laroy Johnson.
2016 Spring Imagination as a Research Challenge - A Methods Workshop, hosted by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative.
2018 “the spectral and poetry,” “the poet’s duties,” “post-hiatus,” “progression,”and “years later.” Le Zaporogue XVIII, Les Editions du Zaporogue.
2014 “the non-motion of mourning,” “mantra…,” “excerpt from ‘incoming’,” “december morning,” “in the end,” and “don’t resist.”Le Zaporogue XV, Les Editions du Zaporogue.
2016 – 2019 Teaching Associate, Department of English, Arizona State University
ENG 468: Environmental Literary Criticism
ENG 200: Critical Reading and Writing About Literature: Questions Concerning Technology
ENG 102: First-Year Composition (Rhetorical and argument analysis and production.)
ENG 101: First-Year Composition (Understanding and honing research and writing skills.)
COMMITTEE WORK AND SERVICE
2020 Desert Humanities Graduate Student Representative
2019 Volunteer, The ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and
2019 Volunteer, 24th Southwest English Symposium
2016 – 2019 Founding Co-Director, Post-Human Network
2016 – 2019. Reading Group Organizer, Host, Post-Human Network
2018 Invited Participant, Connected Academics Focus Group
2018 Organizer and Program Director, Second Annual Post-Human Network Grad Student Conference
2017 – 2018 Literature Area Representative, Graduate Scholars of English Association
2017 Co-organizer, planning committee, 31st Annual Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
2017 Spring Volunteer, planning committee, Slow Time in the Anthropocene Symposium, held by the Lab for Critical Technics
2017 Organizer and Program Director, Inaugural Post-Human Network Graduate Student Conference
2015 – 2018 Connected Academics Scholar
2017 – 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium
2016 – 2017 Preparing Future Faculty
ACLA American Comparative Literature Association
ASLE Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
MELUS Multiethnic Literature of the United States
MLA Modern Language Association
SLSA Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
WLA Western Literature Association
Available upon request.