• 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 Interest

Literary 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


French, Russian, and German

Additional Information

  • 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.