Writer, editor, translator
archiver, text miner, dramaturg



Council of Library Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow         
Temple University, Samuel L. Paley Library, Digital Scholarship Center


2017    Ph.D., English, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
2009    M.A., Humanities, University of Chicago
2007    B.A., Liberal Arts, Vassar College

Edited Books

William S. Burroughs Cutting Up the Century, Eds. with Joan Hawkins

     Indiana University Press, 2019

The Travel Agency is on Fire

     Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, 5.2, 2015

The Renaissance of Roland Barthes

     Special Issue of The Conversant, 2014


“The Accursed Share: Primitivism, Misogyny, and Decadent Sacrifice in D.H.       Lawrence’s The Plumed Serpent and “The Woman Who Rode Away”

     D.H. Lawrence Review, 2018

“Roland Barthes after 1968: Critical Theory in the Cynical Era of New Media”

     The Yearbook of Comparative Literature, 2018

“Implicating the Confessor: The Autobiographical Ploy in William S.

     Burroughs’s Early Works”

     Twentieth Century Literature 56.4 (Winter 2010): 493-529

Book Chapters

“William S. Burroughs’s Imperial Decadence: Subversive Literature in the 

    Cynical Age of the American Century." William S. Burroughs Cutting Up

    the Century, Eds. Joan Hawkins and Alex Wermer-Colan, Indiana University

    Press (2019): 318-347


Letter to the Americans, from Jean Cocteau’s Lettre aux Américains (1949)

    New Directions, 2019


"Fear of the Deeps: On Alain Guiraudie's "Now The Night Begins"

    Los Angeles Review of Books, 2018

Conference Proceedings

“The New Wave of Digital Collections: Innovating Library Curation of            Multifaceted Datasets,” Special Issue of the Proceedings of the       

    American Philosophical Society, 2019

Decoder 2017: Cutting Up the Reality Studio,” Co-Authored with Mallory

    Catlett and Lucas G. Crane, Ammerman Center Art and Technology 2018          Symposium Proceedings, 2018