I am a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario. I received my PhD from Cornell University in 2009, and have taught at Cornell and Boston University. My main research areas are the history of the Victorian novel, disability studies, and the digital humanities. Right now I’m working on a digital reader of primary sources about disability in the nineteenth century. Feel free to follow my research blog for more about the trials and tribulations of getting a digital humanities project, Nineteenth Century Disability: A Digital Reader, up and running.
My book manuscript, The Perfecting of Strength out of Weakness: Masculinity and Disability in Victorian Fiction, is currently under consideration. While working on my dissertation on disability and masculinity in the Victorian novel, I became fascinated by fiction that was popular in the Victorian era but has since dropped from our view. I particularly love the novels of Dinah Mulock Craik and Charlotte Yonge, and am currently editing a special issue of Women’s Writing on Craik. You can read my other articles on women’s writing and disability in Victorian Literature and Culture, The Victorian Review, Prose Studies, and Dickens Studies Annual.