I am fiction writer, PhD candidate in English, and English Instructor at the University of Minnesota. My first novel Nothing was released in November, 2013 with Two Dollar Radio Press. Some of my prose is available online in: Juked, Noö, and The Collagist. My scholarship draws on critical theories since the Enlightenment in materialist traditions and emphasizes the melding of fiction and philosophy in the 20th and 21st centuries. In my current research I focus on catastrophic and apocalyptic fictions from the late 1960s through the 1970s, especially in the United States, including the back-to-the-land movement, post-modernist literatures, and critical theory.