About Me

I am an Americanist literary, cultural, and media studies scholar and writer interested in studying identity formation in the media, particularly in moments where identities come in conflict with social norms or assumed stereotypes. I use digital humanities methods and close reading analyses to study how recent literature and media succeed and fail at capturing underrepresented experience; I also attempt these humanizing interventions in my writing on my experience growing up in poverty in rural Texas before entering elite institutional spaces. 

I am currently a PhD candidate at Stanford University, funded by the Knight-Hennessy Global Leadership Fellowship.