Victorian literature, life writing, gender and sexuality, new historicism, art history
Awards and Recognition
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2020-2021
R. Samuel McLaughlin Fellowship, 2019-2020
Department of English Award, 2017-2018
My doctoral work examines mid-Victorian ideas of physical and moral pollution and its intersections with cross-class desire and slumming. My dissertation focuses on working women and noseless women as ‘dirty’ and ‘disgusting’ fetishized objects in Arthur Munby’s archival collection of diaries and photographic albums.