A few recent projects.

Thing's Matter | Research Collective 
www.thingsmatteruwm.weebly.com

I am a founding member of Thing's Matter, a collective of interdisciplinary graduate students who all attend UW-Milwaukee. Our group draws on our diverse academic and personal backgrounds to seek creative ways to enact ecological and economic justice in Milwaukee.

 

Our Mission Statement:
"We’re an interdisciplinary collective of graduate students grappling with widespread political inaction regarding the climate crisis by seeking to invoke sustainable material change in our communities, one thing at a time." 

“The Ecological Conscious of a Biblical Imagination: Torah Narratives as a Model for Acknowledging and Responding to Human-Generated Climate Disaster”
This is the title of a conference presentation and paper that I co-authored with a collegue of mine. We presented at the UWM Religious Studies conferences 2020--the first conference at UWM to be held entirely virtually (a switch made folliwing COVID-19 resitrictions). The paper we composed following the conference will be published in the UWM Digital Commons. 

Master's Projects

“Empathetic Consciousness and the Exploited Victorian Body in Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty”
My second Plan B research project, completed Fall 2018 under the advisement of Dr. Carolyn Sigler, UMD. I presented this research at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference in 2019. 

 “Bridging Linear and Mythical Space in L.M. Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon,”
My first Plan B research project, completed Spring 2018 under the advisement of Dr. Rochelle Zuck, UMD. I presented this researched at the College English Association 2018 conference. 

Conference Presentations and Lectures

“The Ecological Conscious of a Biblical Imagination: Torah Narratives as a Model for Acknowledging and Responding to Human-Generated Climate Disaster”
Co-presented at the UWM Religious Studies Undergraduate Research Conference The Intersectionality of Religion and Contemporary Global Issues, virtual conference on Collaborate Ultra (due to COVID-19), April 4, 2020.

“‘A Rich Network of Discourses’: Amish Tradition and Identity in Academic Writing.”

Presented on a panel at “Red River Graduate Student Conference Writing Across Communities: From Poetry to Praxis,” Fargo, ND, February 28-29, 2020.

“‘But a Business . . . it is Progressive!’: Amy Levy’s The Romance of a Shop as a Guide to the Technology of New Womanhood.”

Presented on a panel at “The 15th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference,” Milwaukee, WI, February 21 22, 2020.

“Thing's Matter: Vital Materialism and the Agency of the Nonhuman”
Co-hosted a workshop with Thing’s Matter colleagues. My portion of our workshop asked members to reconsider the abstraction of seeing and beautification through the revision of a rubber duck as a plastic symbol of consumerism. The workshop was held at “The 15th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference,” Milwaukee, WI, February 21 22, 2020.

 

“Empathetic Consciousness and the Exploited Victorian Body in Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty.”
Research presented on a panel at “Explorations: 40th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association,” Kansas City, MO, March 7-9, 2019.

“Domestic and Professional Roles in L.M. Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon”
Research presented on a panel at “College English Association 49th Annual Conference,” St. Petersburg, Florida, April 5–7, 2018.

“Marie de France’s ‘Lanval’ and the Cult of the Virgin Mary”
Lecture given at the University of Minnesota Duluth on 19 February, 2019 as part of my teaching practicum for King Arthur in History, Literature, and Art with Dr. Krista Twu. This lecture focused on the influences of the Virgin Mary in 12th-century Arthurian literature, art and culture, specifically Marie de France’s “Lanval.”

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