• Degrees Held:

    PhD, Literature, Duke University

    Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies, Duke University

    Professional Affiliations:

    Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (Managing Editor)

    Recent Publications:


    “Dreaming woman: Image, place, and the aesthetics of exile.” The International Journal of Psychoanalysis 98:4 (2017): 1047–1073.

    “‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: Fake Orgasm, Affectation, and Other S(t)imulations.” The Comparatist 39 (2015):

    Special Issue

    Co-editor, “Pleasure and Suspicion.” Polygraph 26 (2017).

    Essays and Reviews

    Review of Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran by Orkideh Behrouzan. Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (forthcoming).

    “Introduction” to Polygraph 26 (2017): 1-13.

    “Barbara Johnson, Reader.” A review essay on The Barbara Johnson Reader: The Surprise of Otherness. Polygraph 25 (2016): 199-205.

    Current Courses:

    Modernism and the Occult

    Psychoanalysis (Spring 2019)