School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology

 Atlanta, GA


PhD English, Emory University, May 2017
MA Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, May 2011
BA English, San Jose State University, December 2008
BA Linguistics, San Jose State University, December 2008


“Killing Time on the Early Modern Stage: Tempo, Judgment, and the Art of Defense.”
Committee: Patricia Cahill (chair), Dalia Judovitz, Ross Knecht, and Sharon Strocchia.


“Killing Time in Titus Andronicus: Timing, Rhetoric, and the Art of Defense.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. 15.4 (2015): 52-80.

“‘Maister of al artificiall force and sleight’: Tempo and Dissimulation in Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier.” Italian Studies (forthcoming 2018).


Fundamentals of Italian Rapier Fencing, co-authored with David Coblentz. Staten Island: SKA Swordplay Books (forthcoming 2017)


“‘The eye and the judgement walke together’: What Renaissance Fencing Manuals Can Teach Us about Discernment, Embodiment, and Temporality.” Shakespeare Association of America: “Cognition in the Early Modern Period” seminar. Atlanta, GA. April 5-8 2017.

“The Courtier’s ‘trade of disporting’: Games, Tempo, and Dissimulation in Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier.” Renaissance Society of America conference. Chicago, IL. March 2017

“Writing, Making, Thinking: Materialist Philosophy and the Maker Movement in the Composition Classroom.” Pedagogy, Practice, and Philosophy. Gainesville, FL. January 28.

“‘Why, how long shall he live?’ Making Time for Murder in Arden of Faversham.” International Medieval Congress. Kalamazoo, MI. May 2016

“Arden’s Plot: Space and Pace in Arden of Faversham. Shakespeare Assocation of America: “Arden of Fav

“Knowing Touches in The Comedy of Errors.” Shakespeare Association of America: “New Histories of Embodiment” seminar. Vancouver, CA. April 2015

“Governe Thy Weapon and Also Thy Selfe”: Fencing and Belief in the English Renaissance.” Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest conference. Boca Raton, FL January 2015

“Teaching Timing in Titus Andronicus: Kairos in Drama, Rhetoric, and the Science of Defense.” Hudson Strode Graduate conference: Tuscaloosa, AL. April 2014.

“Time, Touch, and Tactics: Knowledge Production in Early Modern Fencing Manuals.” Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture conference. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and King’s College. Chapel Hill, NC. April 2014

“Between the Before and the After: Time, Touch, and Tactics in Early Modern Fencing Manuals.” SAMLA 85 (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2013

“Italy’s Impact on England’s Identity: The ‘Strange Vices and Devices’ of Italian Fencers.” Northern California Renaissance Conference. San Jose State University, San Jose CA. May, 2009


Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology 2017-present

Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Emory University 2016-2017

Prize for Best Graduate Student Essay, Emory University, Department of English – awarded for “Twins in a Pinch: Pedagogy, Temporality, and Subjectivity in The Comedy of Errors,” 2014

Laney Graduate School Arts and Science Fellowship, Emory University, 2011-2016

Graduate Fellowship, Emory University, 2011-2016

Graduate Program Committee Summer Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2011


Georgia Tech

Instructor, Hobby Histories, fall 2017

Emory University

Instructor, Shakespeare and Games, spring 2016
Instructor, Bad Influences (Expository Writing), spring 2014
Instructor, Hobbies and the Self: From Greeks to Geeks (Expository Writing), fall 2013.
Teaching Assistant, Shakespeare in the Present, spring 2013
Teaching Assistant Survey of British Literature to 1660, fall 2012

University of California, Santa Cruz

Teaching Assistant, Renaissance Art and Architecture, 2011
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Literature, 2010

Pedagogical Training

Digital Pedagogy (Postdoctoral Seminar), 2017
English 789R (Pedagogy of Literature), 2014
English 791 (Teaching of Composition), 2013
Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity program (TATTO) Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University, 2011
Provost-at-Arms certification with a concentration in historical fencing, Sonoma State University, 2017.


President of Emory University’s Early Modern and Medieval Colloquium: Organized the interdisciplinary Early Modern Symposium series of three events as well as social events and meetings, 2013-2015

President of Emory University’s Early Modern English Reading Group, 2012-2013

Emory University’s Brown Bag Committee co-chair: organized four professionalization events for graduate students in the English department: brought in outside speakers using funds obtained through departmental and extra-departmental grants, 2012-2013


Renaissance Italian: Reading knowledge
Italian: Intermediate reading and speaking knowledge


Modern Language Association
Renaissance Society of America
Shakespeare Association of America


Associate Professor of English
Department of English
Emory University

Professor of French
Department of French and Italian
Emory University

Assistant Professor of English
Department of English
Emory University

Professor of History
Department of History
Emory University