I am currently a member of the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession. Here is my MLA Commons post on public engagement as a junior scholar. My work in the public humanities includes chairing the subcommittee responsible for developing an official podcast for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. I am also a Poetry Reader for The Offing, an online literary magazine that actively seeks out and supports creative work by those often marginalized in literary spaces.
Engagement and collaboration within and beyond the university are vital to my identity as a scholar. At UBC I am spearheading the Americanist Reading Group for faculty and graduate students. I am currently a Resident Member of Green College at UBC, an interdisciplinary community of graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, where I am one of the organizers of the Green College Members’ Series. My academic service at Cornell includes my work as President of the Americanist Reading Group where we organize a fall guest lecture series and an annual spring colloquium for nineteenth-century studies across the humanities. I’m particularly proud of my contributions as a humanities representative to the work of the Cornell Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. For my advocacy on women’s and LGBTQ issues at Cornell, I was awarded an International Women’s Day Leadership Award.
For a comprehensive list of organizational and committee work, please see my CV.