These days I live in Austin, where I’m a PhD student and assistant instructor in the English Department at the University of Texas. My research primarily concerns the impact of empire on the 19th century novel and the ways both narrative and technological innovations changed how people understood the world around them. I also have interests in 18th century georgic poetry, early cinema, and the digital humanities.
Outside of my work in those areas, I enjoy thinking and writing about the communicative possibilities of game design. You can find more information about that interest on my research page. I also have developed several games which cover topics as diverse as the role of local power in 1830s Afghanistan and incentive structures that operate within for-profit education models.
I occasionally take on graphic design work as well. A partial portfolio can be found on my design page.