I am a Ph.D. student in English with a concentration in Writing History and Theory (WHiT) at Case Western Reserve University. My research focuses on the sometimes contradictory subjectivities that are required by the biopolitical State from the early twentieth century to the present moment. My dissertation, “Internal Medicine: Bioaffect, Medical Discourse, and the Making of a Physician,” attends to the paradoxical subject position that physicians come to occupy through medical training, and the aesthetic products that they produce during their education in order to affectively (as in emotionally and psychologically) accommodate that subjectivity. My theoretical investments include biopolitics and affect theory, and my work falls at the intersections of literary studies, the rhetoric of health and medicine, and the medical humanities. During the 2017-18 academic year, I will be teaching two university seminars I designed titled “Internal Medicine: Memoir, Medical Education, and the Making of a Physician” (Summer 2017) and “Rendering Life Itself in Literature, BioArt, and Scientific Data” (Fall 2017). During the 2017-18 academic year, I will also serve as the President of the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA), and the Communications Chair for the Graduate Society of Medical Humanities, an organization which I am a co-founding member of. I am also the creator of the Chopin in the Century website, a digital archive of Kate Chopin’s short fiction published in The Century magazine. I hold an M.A. in Literature from Eastern Michigan University, and a B.A. in English from Lourdes University.
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