I am a scholar, writer, and teacher living in Boston, MA. I hold a Ph.D. in English from Boston University and a B.A. in English from Yale. My book project, The Language of Acknowledgment: Wittgenstein and Modernist Fiction, reads novels by E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Nella Larsen, William Faulkner, and others in conjunction with Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of language. It argues that modernist novels offer readers a way of hearing what Wittgenstein calls “the silent soliloquy of others,” giving us words by which we might acknowledge the inner lives of socially marginalized figures. My writing has appeared or is forthcoming in such venues as The Literary Review, Rain Taxi, Harvard Review Online, Guernica, and The Millions, as well as the academic journals Modernism/ modernity, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Arizona Quarterly. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross.