Ph.D. Candidate in Italian
I am interested in 19th and 20th century literature, philosophy, visual art, and cinema, in particular the historical avant-gardes. I am working to develop a project that will examine the resonance between the Futurist movements in Italy and Russia.
NeMLA; “L’ossessione lirica della materia: Futurist Montage in Poetry and the Visual Arts,” March 2013.
Paper accepted, UCLA Graduate Conference on Italian Polarities; “Fra tradizione e avanguardia: Maria Ginanni e Amelia Rosselli,” January 2013.
Carolina Conference on Romance Languages; "The Dynamics of Representation: Italian Futurist Photography and the Montage Aesthetic," March 2012.
FLAS/CREEES grant for intensive Russian language study, summer 2012.
Graduate Theme Advisor, Casa italiana, academic year 2012-2013.
PhD minor in Slavic Studies
Languages: Italian, Russian
December 2010: B.A., Bennington College. Thesis title: “L’ossessione lirica della materia”: il montaggio futurista nella poesia e nelle arti visive.