I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. I received my PhD in English and American Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2011, and my AB in Literature (English and French) from Harvard University in 2000. My book project, Senses of Taste: Eating and Aesthetics in the Early Republic, explores the emergence of a sense of taste that is both gustatory and aesthetic, and that helps to constitute the ideals– and the contradictions– of the early United States. I am also at work on a second book project: a cultural history of data visualization from the Enlightenment to the present day.
In previous incarnations, I’ve worked as an educational technology consultant, software developer, music producer, and bike messenger. I have not, however, appeared on Law & Order, designed personalized silver jewelry, or performed award-winning gymnastics routines. You can view my official bio here.