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My work engages the relationship between trauma and the law in English literature of the long nineteenth century. I study stories of gendered and sexual violence as they relate to the history of legal reform in the British Empire. I am currently completing my dissertation, entitled "Figures of Catastrophe: Trauma and the Law in Nineteenth-Century Literature," which has been generously funded by Cornell's Sage Fellowship and a grant from the Mellon Foundation's Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities Program. My undergraduate teaching has focused on stories of trauma as they appear in literature, photography, and the law.
- The long nineteenth century
- Literature and the law
- Literature and theory of trauma
- Sexual violence