Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • PhD, 2014     Johns Hopkins University, Intellectual History, The Humanities Center

Dissertation: The Bergsonian Moment: Science and Spirit in France, 1874-1907

Committee: Ruth Leys, Warren Breckman, Gabrielle M. Spiegel, Paola MarratiTodd Shepard

  • MA, 2011          Johns Hopkins University, Philosophy
  • BA, 2008          University of California, Berkeley, Rhetoric (Honors), Philosophy

 

BOOKS

  • Making Spirit Matter: Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France (under contract with University of Chicago Press)

 

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

TRANSLATIONS

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Wesleyan University, 2015-
  • Richard Macksey Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2014-15
  • Lecturer, Program for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
  • Visiting Researcher in Residence, École normale supérieure, Paris, 2012
  • Editorial Assistant, Modern Language Notes, Comparative Literature Issue, 2012
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University, 2012-2013
  • Speech and Debate Instructor, Presentation High School, San Jose, CA, 2004-08

 

HONORS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Dartmouth Summer History Institute Fellow, 2017
  • National Science Foundation, Travel Grant, 2015
  • Dean’s Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
  • Prize Teaching Award, Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
  • Shirley Passow and Ruth Rickard Humanities Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
  • Visiting Scholar in Residence, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa member, 2008
  • Departmental Citation, awarded annually by the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley, 2008

 

INVITED LECTURES

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Nervous Wiring in the Built Environment: Communications, Neurology, and Selfhood.” Society for French Historical Studies, Washington DC. Apr. 20-22, 2017.
  • Conference Organizer: Internally Displaced Persons, Borders, and Refugee Camps. Wesleyan University. Apr. 6, 2017.
  • “Pedagogies of the Fin De Siècle: Ideas and Institutions in Modern European Intellectual History.” American Historical Association, Denver. Jan. 5-8, 2017.
  • “Self and Psyche in the Imperial Laboratory: Pedagogies of the Maghreb, 1880-1930.” Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids. Nov. 4-6, 2016.
  • “Technology, Epistemology, and the Social Sciences in 20th-Century France.” Panel Commentator. History of Science Society, Atlanta. Nov. 3-5, 2016.
  •  “The Intellectual as National Ambassador.” Society for the History of the Humanities, Baltimore. Oct. 5-7, 2016.
  •  “The Spirit of Psychiatry in Interwar France.” Council for European Studies, Philadelphia. Apr. 14-16, 2016.
  •  “The Voluntary Colony: Pedagogies of the Will in 19th-Century Algeria.” Society for French Historical Studies, Annual Meeting. Nashville. Mar. 3-6, 2016.
  • “Psychology’s Lamentations: Theology, Pragmatism, and the Human Sciences in the Fin de Siècle.” History of Science Society, Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Nov. 19-22, 2015
  •  “Pedagogies of National Renewal: Science and the Politics of Republican Education.” Western Society for French History, Annual Meeting. Chicago, Nov. 5-7, 2015
  • “Pragmatism in a Transnational Frame: Theology, Selfhood, and Science in the Fin de Siècle.” European Society for the History of Human Sciences, Annual Meeting. Angers, FR. July 7-10, 2015
  •  “Crossing Borders in Twentieth-Century France.” Session Chair. Society for French Historical Studies, Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO, Apr. 16-19, 2015
  • “Le cerveau sous La Troisième République: la science, la pédagogie et le renouvellement national.” Western Society for French History, Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, Nov. 13-15, 2014
  • “Impressions of Indefinite Skyscrapers: French Disseminations of Early Twentieth-Century American Intellectual Culture.” Society for US Intellectual History, Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 9-12, 2014
  • “Trans-Atlantic Intellectual Transport: The France-America Committee on the Eve of World War I.” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, June 19-21, 2014
  • “Science and Radical Political Programs around May ’68,” 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. New York, NY, Mar. 8, 2014. 
  • “Conservatism and Radical Metaphysics in Late Nineteenth-Century French Thought,” Society for US Intellectual History, Annual Meeting. Irvine, CA, Nov. 3, 2013
  •  “Repetition as an Intellectual Historical Object.” The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Students Humanities Center Conference, Repetition. Baltimore, MD, Feb. 22, 2013
  •  “The Creative Evolution of Henri Bergson’s Concept of Time.” The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Anthropology Conference, Commemorations. Baltimore, MD, Apr. 2, 2011
  •  “What are the Conditions of Non-Human Agency? A Return to Gilles Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism.” The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Political Science Conference, Dangerous Crossings: Politics at the Limit of the Human. Baltimore, MD, Oct. 1-2, 2010
  • “Disagreeing Sincerely: A Serious Reading of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze.” New York University Graduate Student Comparative Literature Conference, Disagreement. New York City, Mar. 5-6, 2010
  • “Time’s Invisible Texture: Rethinking Empiricism between Locke and Deleuze.” The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Anthropology Conference, Invisibilities: Addressing the Question of the Unseen. Baltimore, MD, Feb. 20, 2010
  • “Temporality and Agency as Eternal Recurrence.” Duquesne University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Why Nietzsche? Which Nietzsche? Pittsburgh, PA, Mar. 28, 2009

 

CONFERENCES AND PANELS ORGANIZED

  • “Politics and the Human Sciences under the Third Republic.” Western Society for French History Annual Conference. Chicago, Nov. 5-7, 2015
  • Ideas in Transit: Intellectual Exchanges as Foreign Relations at the Turn to the Twentieth Century.” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, June 19‐21, 2014
  • “Mapping Conservatism: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspective on the Question of Conservative Thought, Politics, Language, and Discourse,” Society for US Intellectual History, Annual Meeting. Irvine, CA, Nov. 3, 2013
  • “Legality, Politics, and Ethics of Militarized Drones.” The Johns Hopkins University, Apr. 16, 2013
  • “Repetition,” Humanities Center Graduate Conference, The Johns Hopkins University, Feb. 20-21, 2013
  • “Human Rights And The City: Rethinking Social Justice In Baltimore.” The Johns Hopkins University, Apr. 8, 2011
  • “Directions of Realism,” Humanities Center Graduate Conference, The Johns Hopkins University, Feb. 18-19, 2011
  • “Inside/Outside,” Humanities Center Graduate Conference, The Johns Hopkins University, Apr. 2-3, 2009

 

LANGUAGES

  • French: Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing
  • German: Proficient in reading and writing

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Historical Association
  • American Philosophical Association
  • History of Science Society
  • Society for French Historical Studies
  • Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy
  • Society for US Intellectual History
  • Western Society for French History

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