Assistant Professor of English and Communication, Klein Family School of Communications Design, University of Baltimore, 2016—present


PhD, English, University of Delaware, 2016
MA, English, University of Delaware, 2011
MSc (with Distinction), English, University of Edinburgh, 2007
BA, English, The College of William and Mary, 2006



Adaptations in the Franchise Era: 2001-2016, Bloomsbury, 2019

Articles and Chapters

"Adaptations and the Media," in the Routledge Companion to Adaptation, eds. Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, Eckart Voigts
"A Theory of Adaptation Audiences," Literature/Film Quarterly 45.3 (2017).
"Adaptation and Interactivity," in The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, ed. Thomas Leitch
"8-Bit Goes to the Movies," Wide Screen Journal 6.1 (2016). 
"The Revenant's Returns," review of The RevenantAdaptation, forthcoming in print
"Pornographic Adaptation: Parody, Fan Fiction and the Limits of Genre," Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance 8.2 (2015): 123-140. 
"The Comic Book Was Better," review of The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre, by Liam Burke, Adaptation 9.1 (2015): 113-115. 
"A Book and a Movie Walk into a Bar," Comedy Studies 6.2 (2015): 118-128.  
"Adaptation," with Thomas Leitch, in Oxford Bibliographies in "Cinema and Media Studies," ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford UP, 2014.
"Towards an Adaptation Network," Adaptation 6.3 (2013): 260-267.
"Rematerializing Adaptation Theory," Literature/Film Quarterly 41.3 (2013): 174-183.


Summer Stipend (to attend Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching institute), 2018  
North American Travel Scholarship, Association of Adaptation Studies, 2014
Essay Prize, Adaptation, 2013
Thomas Erskine Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Adaptation Studies, Literature/Film Quarterly, 2013
Summer Research Fellowship, Department of English, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
Summer Research Fellowship, Public Engagement in Material Culture Institute (PEMCI), 2011
Departmental Travel Award, Department of English, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Professional Development Award, Office of Graduate and Professional Education, Spring/Fall 2011


"Adaptation by Design." Association of Adaptation Studies Conference. Leicester, England. 18-19 September 2017.
"8-Bit Adaptations." South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention. Durham, NC. 13-15 November 2015. 
"Adaptations and the Media." Literature/Film Association Conference. York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA. 15-18 October 2015. 
"The Illustrated Screenplay." Association of Adaptation Studies Conference. London, England. 24-25 September 2015. 
"Crossover/Adaptation." Association of Adaptation Studies Conference. St. Augustine, FL. 26-27 September 2014.
"The Comic Book Was Better." InstaCon. Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, Kennett Square, PA. 12 July 2014.
"A Book and a Movie Walk into a Bar..." South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention. Atlanta, GA. 8-10 November 2013. 
"Notes From the Adaptation Underground." Film Adaptation: A Dialogue Among Approaches. Greifswald, Germany. 18-19 April 2013. (Invited talk) 
"Rematerializing Adaptation Theory." Literature/Film Association Conference. York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA. 11-14 October 2012.
“Excavating Ishmael Reed's Unproduced Screenplays.” OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute. Wilmington, DE. 21 March 2012.
“Ishmael Reed Goes Viral.” 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention. Atlanta, GA. 4-6 November 2011.
“Adaptation sans origin: BanjoBig Fella and the borderless.” Literature/Film Association Conference. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. 12-14 October 2011.
“Fielding | Fidelity: The History of Tom Jones and the History of Adaptation.”American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. 17-20 March 2011. 
“Play It Again, Man: Game over and over in Gans’s Silent Hill.” Literature/Film Association Conference. Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. 15-18 October 2009.


Adaptation, new media, contemporary film, video games 


English 110: Critical Reading and Writing, English 110: The Afterlives of Characters, English 110: The Games We Play, English 217: Introduction to Film 


Film Reviews Editor, Adaptation
Manuscript referee, Adaptation 
Secretary, Association of Adaptation Studies


Association of Adaptation Studies
Literature/Film Association
Modern Language Association
South Atlantic Modern Language Association