I am a first-year PhD student in Cornell University’s English Language and Literature program.

I am interested in exploring how technology, politics, and translation shaped the unique localization of artistic forms. My research focuses on the circumstances that facilitated the adoption and transmission of literary forms in the 20th century, particularly the worldwide proliferation of free verse poetry between 1910 to 1930.

Before joining Cornell, I earned my M.A. and B.A. degrees at the University of Toronto. During my M.A. studies, I pursued a collaborative degree in English and Diaspora and Transnational Studies; much of my work at this time focused primarily on deconstruction, postcolonial theory and the digital humanities.

Additionally, I was a part of two digital humanities research groups during my time as an M.A. student. The first used sentiment analysis and stylometric data to track the diversity of character voices in their novels. The other analysed the origin and development of detective fiction and its genre conventions by examining stories published between 1890 and 1920.

As an undergraduate, I majored in English and Philosophy and minored in economics. Regarding my philosophical training, I focused primarily on continental philosophers like Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, and Michel Foucault, whose ideas have significantly influenced my academic pursuits and my approach towards literary analysis.

Outside of academic work, I have a wide variety of interests: I enjoy hiking, writing poetry, and analogue photography. I have also recently developed an interest in cycling.