CURATOR of SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
I am Curator of Special Collections at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). I hold a PhD in English from the University of Virginia (UVa) and an MLIS with a certificate of concentration in Rare Books & Special Collections from the Palmer School in New York City. In 2020 I was awarded a Researcher-in-Residence fellowship at Oak Spring Garden Foundation; in 2018 I was a Katharine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellow in Descriptive Bibliography at Harvard’s Houghton Library; and in 2018/9 I was awarded fellowships at the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Princeton University, and Rare Book School. I was also the 2018 recipient of first prize in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the Jay I. Kislak foundation.
My dissertation, The Antiquarian Mode: English Literature & The Tropics of Antiquarianism, was completed in 2020 under the direction of Professor Elizabeth Fowler. I work on a range of topics—chiefly 16th- and 17th-century English literature, analytical bibliography, Thomas Jefferson, and the history and descriptive bibliography of science & math. My writing appears in or is forthcoming from Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Spenser Studies, The Library, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Studies in Bibliography.
At UVa I taught courses on writing & rhetoric, travel literature, Shakespeare, and early English literature (Old English to 18th-century). In 2018 I taught a course on renaissance science and English literature (‘Reading Renaissance Science’) and co-taught a digital humanities workshop at Washington & Lee University on ‘Shakespeare’s Othello & Digital Collation.’