My research and teaching resides at the intersection of literature, law, technology, and politics. I focus on contemporary Anglophone fiction, political economy, intersectionality, and the antinomian links between legal and literary realisms and formalisms. My dissertation, Future Promises: Reconfiguring Contract Realism in Experimental & Speculative Fictions, questions the long-accepted link between the common law contract and formal realism by examining contractual practices in experimental and speculative Anglo-American narratives alongside critical assessments of old and new contract technologies.
Other live projects include collaborative writing about smart contracts with scholars in computer and information science; an analysis of the transatlantic right-to-die movement, manifested in 1970s science fiction; and a reassessment of the legal status of the artwork and the First Amendment in late capitalism.
Selected Classes Taught/Assisted:
ENGL 1168 "Or of the Press" : Are the Media Free?
ENGL 2880 Legal Science Fictions
ENGL 2050 Contemporary World Literature
ENGL 1168 Imagining the Law
ENGL 3670 The Contemporary American Novel
ENGL 1168 Memoir and Memory
- Law & Literature
- Cultural & Media Studies
- Political & Literary Theory
- Critical Race Theory