My dissertation project, Chronic Habits: The Literature of Dissipation in the Long Eighteenth Century, revises literary and cultural histories of disability and addiction by examining the prevalence of “dissipation,” a precursor to the later diagnostic category of “addiction,” in literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

My broader research interests include literature of the long eighteenth century, the Romantic period, and the Victorian era. I am also interested in disability studies, addiction studies, and the history of science and medicine. See further details linked below:

Selected Presentations