I specialize in multilingual and transnational literatures of the early Americas.  My  first book, Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2019. It examines the transnational, political, and social reach of French Louisianian theatrical culture.

Click here to buy a copy: https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/5146

Recently, I have started a new project, tentatively titled Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures in which I explore how imperial incursions into the Pacific during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries shaped conceptions of nature and the environment in the Atlantic world.

I am also the co-editor of America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment (Winter, 2016) and my work has appeared or is forthcoming in the journals Early American Literature, Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, and Cambridge University’s African American Literature in Transition Series.

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