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Research Assistant Professor
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B.A. (2005), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

M.A. (2009), University of Texas, Austin

Ph.D. (2014), University of Texas, Austin

Areas of Specialty

Nineteenth-century American literature

Book history and textual studies

Editorial theory

Digital humanities

Selected Publications and Projects


“The Letters in the Litter: Messy Boundaries and Other Conundrums in Editing Walt Whitman’s Correspondence” (co-authored with Kenneth M. Price), Scholarly Editing 37 (2016).

“Aurality in Print: Revisiting Roger Williams’s A Key into the Language of America,” PMLA 131.2 (January 2016): 64-83.

“The Sounds and Stages of Emerson’s Social Reform,” Nineteenth-Century Literature 69.2 (September 2014): 208-232.

“Walt Whitman’s Marginalia as Occasional Practice,” The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 107.4 (December 2013): 467-494.

“Recording the Sounds of ‘Words that Burn’: Reproductions of Public Discourse in Abolitionist Journalism,” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 41.4 (Fall 2011): 363-386.

Electronic Projects

2017 Issue Editor, Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing.

Franklin Evans and “Fortunes of a Country-Boy” (co-edited with Stephanie Blalock), The Walt Whitman Archive (2015).

Associate Editor, The Walt Whitman Archive (2014-present).


“Collecting Walt Whitman, From Past to Present,” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference, State College, PA (2016).

“Fish-Shaped Paumanok, and Other Strange Tales of Editing Walt Whitman.” Digital Humanities Faculty Fellows Forum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (2016).

“Whitman Reconstructing the ‘Death of Abraham Lincoln,’” Society for Textual Scholarship and Association for Documentary Editing 2015 Joint Conference, Lincoln, NE (2015).

“The Registers of Revival: Hearing Roger Williams’s A Key into the Language of America,” MLA 2015 Annual Convention, Vancouver, Canada (2015).

“‘The Divine Power to Speak Words’: Performance, Genre, and Revision in Walt Whitman’s Lincoln Lectures,” The Annual Walt Whitman Symposium of the Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association, Bamberg, Germany (2014).

“‘A Double-Edged Song’: Sojourner Truth’s Poetics of Print,” Society for Textual Scholarship 2014 International Interdisciplinary Conference, Seattle, WA (2014).

“Spiritualism, Printers in Trance, and the Posthumous Authorship of John Quincy Adams,” Society for Textual Scholarship 2013 Seventeenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Chicago, IL (2013).

Awards and Fellowships

2015: Outstanding Postdoc Scholar Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2013–14: Continuing Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

2013: Malkin New Scholar, Bibliographical Society of America

2013: McLean Contributionship Fellow, the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA