Ph.D., English, Loyola University Chicago (Exp. August 2019)
Concentrations: The Modern Catholic Novel, Postmodernism, Literature “After Theory”

M.A., English, Loyola University Chicago (2014)
Concentrations: Modern Literature & Culture

B.A., English, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL (2012)
Honors College Thesis: “Mountains of Madness: Lovecraft, Romero, and the Role of Horror in the Re-Enchantment of the World”

Courses Taught

UCWR 110 (Writing Responsibly)

ENGL 287 (Religion & Literature)

ENGL 290 (Human Values in Literature)

Refereed Articles

“Reading Shusaku Endo’s Silence with an Eschatological Imagination” in Renascence (Marquette University Press). May 2017.

“Use, History, and Meaning in John Buck’s Book” in Textual Cultures (Indiana University Press). Forthcoming, 2018.

“Dagon and Derrida” in Lovecraftian Procedings. Ed. S. T. Joshi (Hippocampus Press, 2015).


“Kingdom, Glory and Exile in Shusaku Endo’s Deep River.” Paper presented at the Eastern Conference on Christianity and Literature, Grove City College. 2017.

“Glorious Martyrdom and Mimetic Theory in Shusaku Endo’s Silence.” Paper presented at MMLA, St. Louis, MO. 2016.

“(Post-)Postmodern Powers of the False in the Slender Man Mythos.” Paper presented at MMLA, St. Louis, MO. 2016.

“The Refusal to Avoid Speaking.” Paper presented at the Western Conference on Christianity and Literature at California Baptist University. 2016.

“Use, History and Meaning in ‘John Buck’s Book.’” Paper presented at GSAC 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium at Loyola University, Chicago, IL. 2016.

“In Defense of Continued Life: A Response to Randy Boyagoda.” Responsive Paper presented at HCCIH Tracking the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University Chicago. 2016.

“Those Various Scalpels: A Response to Robin Schulze.” Responsive paper presented at Versions, Versioning & Versionality, Loyola University Chicago. 2015.

“Prayer Overcoming Presence in T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.” Paper presented at the T. S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. 2014.

“Dagon & Derrida: The Modern and Post-modern in Dialogue in the Cthulhu Mythos”. Paper presented at the NecronomiCon Providence H. P. Lovecraft Convention in Providence, RI. 2013.

 Select Nonfiction
“Make It New: Prayer.” Rock & Sling (2017)
“Resourcing John Henry Newman.” Loyola Victorian Society (2016)
“‘The Word Became Flesh’” Catapult Magazine (2013)
“Horror and the Holy, Parts 1 & 2”. Antler (2013)
“Think on These Things”. Antler (2012)
Thin Blue Smoke – A Cure for Your Reading Malaise”. Relief Journal (2012)
“In Flames We Trust”. Relief Journal (2012)
“Working to be Loved”. Catapult Magazine (2012)
“Hand-Made Christmas”. Relief Journal (2011)

Select Fiction
“Beelzy’s Lot” Homebrewed Christianity (2013)
“Elliott” in The Dark Side of the Womb. Ed. Kevin Bufton (2012)
“Forgive Us Our Trespasses…” Flashes in the Dark (2012)
“Dragon’s Milk” Catapult Magazine (2012)