I am a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Canada.

As a scholar, my research focuses on the intersections between autobiography and life writing, rhetorical strategies, and letter writing. I consider myself an early modernist, but also I have strong interests in the premodern period; yet but for a twist of fate and some exceptional mentors working in the early modern period, I would have focused my graduate work on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century gothic and romantic epistolary fiction. My dissertation, “Autobiographical Strategies of Petition in Early Modern English and Spanish Women’s Letters,” examines how the telling of lived experience becomes a powerful rhetorical—and specifically petitionary—strategy for women in the period.