I teach in the English Department and Program for American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, I was Assistant Professor of English and Film and Media Arts at Louisiana State University.

My book, The Disappearing Christ: Secularism in the Silent Era, is forthcoming in 2019 from Columbia University Press.

My work has appeared or is forthcoming in AdaptationPMLAJ19: The Journal of 19th Century AmericanistsFilm Quarterly, and the Cambridge UP series, American Literature in Transition. And I’m co-editor, with Lili Loofbourow, of “The Semipublic Intellectual: Academia, Criticism, and the Internet Age,” a Changing Profession special section of PMLA.

I am also a film and television critic and the TV editor for The Los Angeles Review of Books. My work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, SlateThe Hairpin, The Daily BeastSalon, Slant Magazine, Pacific StandardAvidlyIn Media Res, and The House Next Door.

In 2012, I co-founded the TV criticism blog Dear Television with Jane Hu, Evan Kindley, and Lili Loofbourow, and we have published weekly columns in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Slice, and The New Republic.

I have a BA in English from Amherst College, an MA in English from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in English with a certificate in Cinema Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.

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