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EDUCATION
M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D.  University of California, Los Angeles
English with Gender Studies concentration
Certificates: Early Modern Studies; Writing Pedagogy – Writing in the Disciplines
Dissertation: “Furbish’d Remnants: Theatrical Adaptation and the Orient, 1660-1815”
Committee: Professors Felicity A. Nussbaum (chair), Helen E. Deutsch, Sarah Tindal Kareem, Emily Hodgson Anderson
Exam Fields: Seventeenth Century (1590-1688), Eighteenth Century (1688-1820), Queer Literature (1590-1890)

B.A. 2011        Wellesley College cum laude
English (with honors), Italian Studies
Honors Thesis: “Portraying the ‘Strolling Trade’: Gypsies and Nomadism in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel” (Defoe, Fielding, Austen), dir. by James Noggle

EMPLOYMENT
Assistant Professor, Program of Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas (CCI), Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

PUBLICATIONS
Refereed Articles
“‘The Feelings of Others’: Sympathy and Anti-Semitism in Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington.Eighteenth-Century Fiction 31, no. 4 (2019): 685-704.
“The Sultan’s Tears in Zara, an Oriental Tragedy.” SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 55, no. 3 (2015): 501-21.

Reviews and Contributions
Performance Review of Everything That Never Happened, by Sarah B. Mantell, directed by Jessica Kubzansky, Boston Court Pasadena. Shakespeare Bulletin. Forthcoming.
Review of In Praise of Fiction: Prefaces to Romances and Novels, 1650-1760 by Baudouin Millet (Peeters, 2017). Eighteenth-Century Fiction 30, no. 4 (2018): 598-601.
“Falques, Marianne-Agnès, Agenor and Ismena; or, the War of the Tender Passions (1759)” and “Anon., Memoirs of Maria, A Persian Slave (1790)” entries, The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Forthcoming.

Public Writing
“Outlander: Making Scotland Great Again?” The Rambling (blog). July 16, 2018. https://the-rambling.com/2018/07/16/outlander-making-scotland-great-again/

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2018-2019         Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
2014-2019         Department of English Travel Grant, UCLA
2019                 Modern Language Association Graduate Student Travel Grant
2018                 Grace M. Hunt/English Reading Room Fellowship for Archival Research, UCLA
2017-2018         Department of English Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
2014-2018         Center for 17th-and 18th-Century Studies Travel Grant, UCLA
2017                 Mellon-EPIC (Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms) Fellowship in Teaching Excellence
2017                 Mellon Professionalization Initiative Summer Fellowship, UCLA
2017                 Université François-Rabelais de Tours/UCLA Exchange
2016-2017         Clark Dissertation Fellowship, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2016                 Raymond Klibansky Collection Research Grant, McGill University
2016                 Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Travel Grant, UCLA
2015                 Early Modern Studies Summer Mentorship, UCLA
2013, 2014         Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA
2012-2013         University Fellowship, UCLA
2012                 Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark Fellowship, Wellesley College

HONORS AND AWARDS
2018                 Helene W. Koon Memorial Award, Second Prize, Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
2017-2018         Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, UCLA
2011                 Elizabeth Robinson ’78 Italian Senior Essay Prize, Wellesley College
2011                 Laura Sperazi Award for Service, Wellesley College 

PRESENTATIONS
Panels Organized
Jan. 2020           “Colonial Pacific Northwest,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle
Feb. 2019          With Sören Hammerschmidt, “Re-Authorized: Recycling & Repurposing in Eighteenth-Century Authorship,” Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Tempe, AZ

Conference Presentations and Moderating
Jan. 2020           “Eighteenth-Century Tragedy and the Creation of Whiteness,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle
July 2019           Roundtable, “Re-Authorized: Recycling, Repurposing, and Refashioning in Eighteenth-Century Authorship,” International Congress on the Enlightenment, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Edinburgh, UK
July 2019           “Female Suff-rers”: Adapting Emotion on the Restoration Stage,” International Congress on the Enlightenment, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Edinburgh, UK
March 2019       “Our English Mode: Representing Performance in the Theatrical Prologue,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Denver, CO
Feb. 2019          “The Habit of a Slave: Racial Disguises in Eliza Haywood’s The Padlock,” Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Tempe, AZ
Jan. 2019           “‘Female Suff-rers’: Adapting Ibrahim and Emotion on the Restoration Stage,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago
Jan. 2019           Roundtable, “Adaptation before Cinema: Textual Transactions, Narrative Extensions,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago
Nov. 2018         “Outliv’d My Liking: Shakespeare’s Deformed Women and Colley Cibber’s Richard III,” American Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
Oct. 2018          “‘Ultra-orientalists’ and the Arabian Nights on the London Stage,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, ON
Oct. 2018          Graduate Student Roundtable, “Things I Wish I Had Known,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, ON
June 2018          “‘Ultra-orientalists’ and the Arabian Nights on the London Stage,” City, Space, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century Performance, University of Warwick in Venice, IT
June 2018          “Shakespeare’s Art of the Dervish: Elizabeth Montagu, Voltaire, and National Sentiment,” Between East and West: Emotions in Non-Fictional Representations of the Individual, UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th- Century Studies, Los Angeles, CA
April 2018         Moderator, Core Conference “Becoming Media: Attentional Modes,” William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 2018          “Our English Mode”: Translation on the Eighteenth-Century London Stage,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 2018          “Too Dreadful to Bear: Coerced Sex and Guarded Virtue in Eliza Haywood’s The Padlock,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Orlando, FL
Feb. 2018          “‘He has new Moulded for our English Stage’: Manufacturing Theater in the Prologue,” Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 2018           “Limping Witches: Shakespeare’s Deformed Women and Colley Cibber’s Richard III,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New York
Oct. 2017          “‘From foreign shores are rich materials brought’: Cosmopolitan Adaptation on the London Stage,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, ON
June 2017          Moderator, Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference, UCLA
Oct. 2016          “Elizabeth Bennet’s Jacobin Ideals,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Kingston, ON
Aug. 2016         “‘Secure from all Sympathy:’ Affect and Anti-Semitism in Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA
April 2016         “Limping Witches: Colley Cibber’s Richard III and the Untimely Deformed Woman,” Disability and Shakespearean Theatre Symposium, Glasgow, UK
Oct. 2015          “‘Secure from All Sympathy:’ Affect and Anti-Semitism in Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington,” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC
March 2015       “The Sultan’s Tears: Sympathy in Zara, an Oriental Tragedy,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Los Angeles
Dec. 2014          “The Sultan’s Tears: Metatheatricality and Affect in Oriental Tragedy,” David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Sydney, AU
May 2014          “Outliving Public Liking: Colley Cibber’s Richard III and the Aging Actress,” The First Actresses: 1660-1930s Symposium, The Ohio State University
Jan. 2014           “Foul, Limping Witches: Richard III and the Eighteenth-Century Actress,” British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Oxford, UK
May 2013          “Authenticity and Performance in the Memoirs of Constantia Phillips and Laetitia Pilkington,” Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference, UCLA

Department Talks'
Feb. 2018          “Heads and Maidenheads: Scheherazade in the Eighteenth Century,” Winter Athenaeum, UCLA Dept. of English

Guest Lectures
Oct. 2018          “Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon,” Remembering Slavery (lower-division)
May 2018          “Jullanar of the Sea from A Thousand and One Nights” Medievalisms (upper-division)
Jan. 2018           “The Rise of the Novel and the Arabian Nights,” Seduction and Sentiment: The Rise of the Novel (capstone seminar)
Aug. 2016         “Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus,” Literatures in English to 1700 (survey)

TEACHING
Bilkent University
Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas I: Ancient and Classical Civilizations
Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas II: Middle Ages to Modernity

University of California, Los Angeles
Courses designed and taught as instructor
Introduction to Creative Writing
Who Tells Your Story? British Imperialism and Adaptation
Swinging Sixties: British and Commonwealth Literature, 1954-1979
Critical Reading and Writing: Adaptation
Critical Reading and Writing: Adapting the Odyssey
Critical Reading and Writing (Service Learning): The Body
Critical Reading and Writing: Desire in Literature

Courses taught as section leader
Literatures in English to 1700
Literature and Photography
Literatures in English, 1700-1850
Shakespeare’s Later Plays

ACADEMIC SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES
Service
2016-2019         Coordinator, Southern California Eighteenth-Century Group
2018-2019         Co-Chair, Social Justice Pedagogy Working Group
2014-2019         Graduate Mentor, UCLA Department of English
2015-2019         Volunteer tutor, 826LA: A Nonprofit Writing and Tutoring Organization
2016-2018         Graduate Student Liaison, Eighteenth-Century Fiction
Dec. 2017          Panelist, Graduate Student Proseminar, UCLA Dept. of English
Jan. 2017           Panelist, “Professionalization: Between Exams,” UCLA Dept. of English
2014-2016         Co-Coordinator, Eighteenth-Century/Romantic Working Group, UCLA
Dec. 2015          Presenter, “Teaching Service Learning,” Supervised Teaching Preparation
Oct. 2015          Panelist, “Taking the Part I Exams,” UCLA Dept. of English 

Additional Employment
Spring 2019       Reader, “Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity in Performance,” UCLA
2017-2019         Graduate Student Researcher for Felicity Nussbaum, UCLA
Spring 2018       Reader, “Jonathan Swift: Writing, Life, Afterlife,” UCLA
Summer 2017    Reader, “Nationalism and Transnationalism: Oriental Tales,” UCLA
2016-2017         Cataloguing Assistant, Loren and Frances Rothschild Collection
Summer 2009    Research Assistant for Yoon Sun Lee, Wellesley College
Spring 2008       Interview Transcription, Wellesley Centers for Women

Training
Oct. 2018          “Theater as Pedagogy” workshop, Jessica Bauman
Spring 2018       Auditor, “Identity in Print in the Long 18th Century” seminar, Johanna Drucker (Information Studies, UCLA)
Fall 2017           Seminar in Teaching Excellence: Inclusive Classrooms, UCLA
May 2017          Participant, “Making Race in the 18th-Century Atlantic” workshop series, Catherine Hall (History, University College London)
Nov. 2014         LGBTQ Ally Training, LGBT Resource Center, UCLA
Fall 2014           Auditor, “The Cultural and Political Representations of Emotions in Performance” seminar, Sue-Ellen Case (Theater, UCLA) 

PERFORMANCE WORK
Spring 2019       Dramaturg, Ladies by Kit Steinkellner, dir. Jessica Kubzansky, Boston Court Pasadena
May 2019          Co-Creator and Respondent, “The Real Ladies of Ladies,” Audience Engagement Program, Boston Court Pasadena
2014-2018         Flute and voice (alto), Early Music Ensemble, UCLA
Oct 2018           Moderator, “Assimilation and Interfaith Marriage” with Rabbi Keara Stein, Audience Engagement Program, Boston Court Pasadena
2017-2018         Script Reader, Boston Court Pasadena
July 2018           Teaching Assistant, Shakespeare Institute with Louis Fantasia, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
July 2017           Dramaturg, Cricket Woman, Mother Earth (or) A Nasty Comeuppance by Tiffany Antone, New Play Reading Festival, Boston Court Pasadena
Summer 2017    Literary Intern, Boston Court Pasadena
2009                 Isabelle Eastman Fiske ’23 Prize for Acting, Wellesley College
2008                 Literary Intern, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR
2006                 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Seminar for High School Juniors
1995-2007         Private instruction, flute and piano

LANGUAGES
Italian (advanced reading, intermediate writing and speaking)
French (advanced reading, intermediate writing and speaking)

AFFILIATIONS
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
American Society for Theater Research (ASTR)
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)
Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
North American Association for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)