- Barnard College (Columbia University) 2011, Magna Cum Laude
- Tracking the transforming relationship between literary depictions of madness and scientific understandings of mental illness
- How female authors in post-colonial and post-Soviet states reclaim a “mad voice,” and what effect this has on gender politics and treatment of mentally ill
- UCLA. “The Right to a Mad Mind: A conversation of medical knowledge and pre-feminist literary practice between Madame Bovary and Анна Каренина.” (May 2015)
- University of New Mexico. “Trapped in the Body-Text: Tortured écritures féminines in Время: ночь.” (April 2015)
- Society for the Study of Southern Literature. “Whose Faulkner? The role of the translator in French perceptions of an Other-ed South.” (March 2014)
Field of InterestLiterary depictions and social conceptions of madness in French and Russian speaking cultures; Intersections of race, gender and sexuality in categorization of mentally ill; Colonial and Post-colonial French and Imperial and Post-Soviet Russian literature; Minor Studies: Gender studies, queer studies, and medical humanities
LanguagesFrench, Russian, and German
- Co-founder of the Women’s Graduate Student Association, which advocates for women in graduate studies and organizes events addressing issues from sexual harassment to job negotiation.
- Member of the Graduate Student Caucus. She collaborates with fellow graduate student leaders to work with Vice Chancellor Jerry Kang and continue UCLA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.