Curriculum Vitae


Joint-Ph.D, French Studies and Comparative Media Analysis and Practice, Vanderbilt University (Anticipated 2020)

M.A., French Studies, Vanderbilt University (2019)

M.T.S, Master of Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University (2015)

B.A., University Scholars, magna cum laude, focuses in french literature, theater arts, and philosophy, Baylor University (2013)


Vanderbilt University, French Instructor

Fall 2016-Present (French 1101, 1102, 2203: introductory and intermediate courses in French language and Francophone cultures)

Vanderbilt University, Teaching Assistant

Maymester 2018 (History and Art of Ancient Rome)

Fall 2016 (The Middle Ages)

Vanderbilt University, Teaching Apprentice

Fall 2017 (Texts and Contexts: Middle Ages to the Enlightenment)


“Caribbean and Medieval Wounds: The Poetics of Trauma in Dante’s Commedia and Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal.” Medieval Perspectives 34. Article accepted, publication forthcoming.

“From Trauma to Drama: Creating a Polymorphous Space for Witnessing (to) the Rwandan Genocide through Theater.” The International Journal of Francophone Studies 20, no. 3-4 (September 2017). Co-authored with Dr. Holly Collins.


“Glossing the Passion Narrative: Pontius Pilate and “Les Juifs” in Old French Marginalia.” 2019 Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Student Conference. Chicago, IL. January 24-26, 2019.

“Caribbean and Medieval Wounds: The Poetics of Trauma in Dante’s Commedia and Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal.” Southeastern Medieval Association. Nassau, Bahamas. November 8, 2018.

“Modeling Medieval Cultures in 3D Immersive Environments.” Presentation to the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, Nashville, TN. November 3, 2017. On behalf of Dr. Lynn Ramey.

“Connections: Case Studies on Linking Literature and Language Teaching.” With Dr. Stacey Johnson. ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), Nashville, TN. November 19, 2017.

“Connections: Case Studies on Linking Literature and Language Teaching.” With Dr. Stacey Johnson. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. October 27, 2017.

“Dante’s Commedia as Epic and (Bakhtinian) Novel: Perceiving the Value of Epic Distance in Poetry.” Southeastern Medieval Association. Charleston, SC. November 16, 2017.

“A Diverse Cosmos: Interrogating Ontological Otherness in the Thought of St Bonaventure.” Leeds Medieval Congress. Leeds, England. July, 2017.

“Digital Models of Time and Space: Cyprus at the Crossroads.” Co-authored and co- presented with Dr. Lynn Ramey. Southeastern Medieval Association. Knoxville, TN. October 6-8, 2016.

“Seeking the Divine Artifex: Reading Neoplatonist Notions of Knowledge, Art, and Romantic Love in Chrétien de Troye’s Cligès.” Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association. Little Rock, Arkansas. October 22-24, 2015.

“The Kuoko Project: Providing Resources for the Installation and Development of School Gardens in Rural Western Kenya.” Social Enterprise Pitch. Co-author, Danny Nassar. Unite for Sight Global Health Conference. Yale University. April 13-14, 2013.

“Replanting the Seed: Developing a Community Garden Program in Rural Western Kenya.” Social Enterprise Pitch. Presented by co-author, Danny Nassar. Unite for Sight Global Health Conference. Yale University. April 21-22, 2012.


“Trafficking in the Islands: The 2015 Nexus Caribbean Summit.” Co-author with Melissa Jane Kronfield.


Newberry Library, Participant, “Dante: Between Philosophy and Philology.” Graduate Student Workshop, September 2018.

Vanderbilt University, Co-coordinator with Sabeen Ahmed and Kyle Romero of Robert Penn Warren Seminar, “Displacement and the Human Condition.” Round-table seminar series dedicated to exploring the experience of exiles and refugees in journalism, academic writing, and literature. Fall 2018-Spring 2019.

Emory University, Completion of “Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll.” Digital Coding Workshop, February 2018.

Vanderbilt University, Certificate in “Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture”, 2015.

Baylor University, Research Assistant, Spring 2013.


French: advanced skills in speaking, writing, and reading

Spanish: intermediate skills in speaking, reading, and writing

Italian: intermediate skills in speaking, reading and writing

Old French (Francien, Anglo-Norman): intermediate reading and speaking skills

Latin: intermediate reading skills


Vanderbilt University, Mellon Graduate Fellow in Digital Humanities (full additional year of graduate funding), 2018-2019.

Newberry Library, Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant, Fall 2018.

Vanderbilt University, Pichois Summer Award: funding in support of presenting research at the Leeds Medieval Congress, 2018.

Vanderbilt University, Pichois Summer Award: archival research at the Bibliothèque Nationale, 2017.

Vanderbilt University, University Graduate Fellowship, 2016-Present.

Pi Delta Phi, Société d’Honneur Française, 2016-Present.

Vanderbilt Divinity School, Dean’s Scholarship, Full Tuition Merit Scholarship, 2013-2015.

ACTFL Conference, Student Stipend Award, Fall 2017.


Director (theater)

Le fils du tapissier: episode de la vie de Molière. My original translation of the French play by Charles Moravia. The Darkhorse Theater, Nashville, TN, November 2017.

Downsizing. Nashville Repertory Theater, Nashville, TN, May 2015.

The House that Jack Built (staged reading). Neely Auditorium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, November 2015.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (staged reading). Starring Broadway veteran Terry Kiser, The Wright Opera House, Ouray, CO, April 2013.

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