I am an Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. My past publications include “The Problem of Materiality in Paolo Bacigalupi’s ‘The People of Sand and Slag’” in Extrapolation and “Monstrous Natures Within: Posthuman & New Materialist Ecohorror in Mira Grant’s Parasite” in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. I have also written the entries on Biology in Gender: Matter (ed. Stacy Alaimo, 2017) and Ecohorror in The Posthuman Glossary (ed. Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova, forthcoming). I have presented conference papers on environmentalism and 1970s creature features like Night of the Lepus and Frogs (at ASLE), on gender and age in science fiction (at MLA), on 21st century creature feature films (at PCA/ACA), and on taxidermy in horror film (at SLSA).
Most recently, I have presented at the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment (ASLE) on the control of female AIs and the nonhuman world in Her and Ex Machina. I am currently working on a project on ecohorror film that will incorporate these and other recent presentations.