About/Welcome

I am a lecturer at Rice University’s Humanities Research Center, where I develop the public humanities program under a Mellon grant and teach under that program. I received my Ph.D. in English Literature 2015 from Brown University; I write about Romantic aesthetics and the history of science, specifically on the problem of abstraction. I also work in the digital humanities, which is my primary reason for launching this site.

I have decided to re-launch my website using the WordPress platform, because my old site, for all its hand-turned uniqueness, wasn’t readily extensible to cover updates on both my work and that of my students.

If you are nostalgic or just curious, the old site is still running, and it contains all my projects through November 2013. Indeed, it’s going to take me a little while to migrate all the content from the old site to the new site, so if you’re looking for the following content, please navigate using the links below:

1874 Transit of Venus (Map of Communications Networks)
Herschel Observatory Procedures
Data Collection and Visualization (Using Python & Twitter)

-Showcases of Two Courses:
Storytelling in the Digital Age
Future Perfect: The Politics of Science Fiction