I am a writer, teacher, and phd student in Columbia University’s Germanic Languages Department. My interests lie in subculture, sound studies, language philosophy and medical humanities. In my research I have focused primarily on Germany’s Enlightenment and Post-War periods, looking broadly at how marginalized identities contribute to the dominant narratives of selfhood in periods of upheaval. I have previously presented work on the author and artist Unica Zürn at the MMLA and Women in German conferences. I can also be found organizing workshops on pedagogical theory and issues within the university language classroom for Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning, where I work as a Lead Teaching Fellow.
Outside the university you can find me exploring the webs uniting underground art, music, history, and politics for Lethal Amounts Magazine in LA, publishing strange poetry in various indie mags, and DJing the occasional goth night in NYC.