- 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
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.