Dissertation: “Before Melville’s Masts: Sex in the Age of Sail”
Project manager, The Philip C. Van Buskirk Archive https://vanbuskirk.commons.gc.cuny.edu
Ph.D. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. English. Degree expected June, 2018. GPA 4.0
M.Phil. The Graduate Center. 2014—with distinction.
Courses Taught at Hunter College, CUNY:
Forthcoming: “Historicizing Melville’s Queer, Trans-Atlantic Labyrinth,” Melville’s Crossings, The International Melville Society Conference, London, UK, June, 2017.
Forthcoming: “Erotic (Dis)Identification in the Journals of Philip C. Van Buskirk,” Pedagogies of Dissent, American Studies Association, November, 2017.
“Class, Intimacy, and Identity in the Journals of Philip C. Van Buskirk, 1852-59,” MMLA St. Louis, November 9, 2016.
“Pirate Heterotopias and the Black Atlantic,” Currents of the Black Atlantic: On the Genealogies and Futures of Diasporic Inquiry, CUNY Graduate Center, March 14, 2014.
“Cooper’s Heroic David Gamut,” The Coopers’ Worlds: Literature and the Formation of a New American Paradigm, 16th Cooper Conference and Seminar at SUNY Oneonta, July 9, 2007.
“Chaucer’s Queer Theologian and the Power of the Imagination,” Exploring the Utopian Impulse, The First Ralahine Conference on Utopian Studies at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, March 12, 2005.
CUNY Graduate Center Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant for 2016-17, renewed 2017-18; project description here: http://vanbuskirk.commons.gc.cuny.edu