Department of English, York College rm. AC-2A09

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11451

(718) 262-2486



2014 - Present                 

Assistant Professor

Department of English

York College, CUNY


        Assistant Professor

        Program in Digital Humanities

        Graduate Center, CUNY



Ph.D., English, Wayne State University, 2014

Dissertation: “Marketing Good Taste: Print Agents’ Use of Paratext to Shape Markets and Readers in Early Modern England.”

Committee: Simone Chess (chair), Lisa Maruca, Jaime Goodrich, Gabriella Eschrich                     

M.A., English, Wayne State University, 2010

B.A., English, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), 2006




The Brand of Print: Marketing Paratexts in the Early English Book Trade. Leiden: Brill, 2019.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Corrections.” Archbook: Architectures of the Book. 2017.

Counterfeit Letters and Fictional Trials: Thomas More’s Utopia as Cultural Brand.Appositions  9 (2016).

Mediated Technologies: Locating Non-Authorial Agency in Printed and Digital Texts.” History of European Ideas 42.5 (2016), 607-617.

Digital Literacies and Visual Rhetoric: Scaffolding a Meme-Based Assignment Sequence for Introductory Composition Classes.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (2016).  

Co-authored articles

“A Conversation Rewound: Queer and Racialised Temporalities in Hamilton.Studies in Musical Theatre 12.2 (2018): 265-73. Co-authored with Shereen Inayatulla.

“Storing and Accessing Knowledge: Digital Tools for the Study of Early Modern Drama.” Co-authored with Laura Estill. Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media:  Old Words, New Tools. Edited by Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Janelle Jenstad. Abingdon, England: Routledge, 2017. 131-144.

Who Tells Our Story: Intersectional Temporalities in Hamilton, An American Musical.” Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education 24.2 (2017): 190-201. Co-authored with Shereen Inayatulla.


Book and Digital Project Reviews

“Fleuron: A Database Eighteenth-Century Printers' Ornaments.” Early Modern Digital Review. Forthcoming.          

“Shakespeare and the Book Trade.” Sixteenth Century Journal XLV.4 (Winter 2014), 1057-8.

“Early Modern Studies After the Digital Turn.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 112.2 (2018): 270-4.


Play Reviews                   

“Tamburlaine the Great at the Theater for a New Audience.” Early Modern Literary Studies 18.2 (2015).

“Shakespeare in the Park’s Cymbeline.” Cahiers Elisabethains 88 (Autumn 2015).

Web-based Publications              

“Commonplace Book Assignment.” Tactics for Teaching a Diverse Past. Boyda Johnstone and Matthew Harrison, eds. 

“Why Watch Taming of the Shrew?: On Enduring, Witnessing, and the Comedy of Domestic Violence.” Professional Website.

“Great Lakes THATCamp Review: Community, Student Engagement, and Digital Resources.” Gale Morris Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative

“New Databases and Digitization Projects Parts I and II,” Early Modern Online Bibliography. and

“Are You a Digital Humanist?” Professional Website.


Printed Paratexts Online. In progress. Prototype expected Fall 2019.

Printed Paratexts Online catalogues prefaces, dedications, errata, and other paratexts from the early English print marketplace, focusing exclusively on the work of printers, publishers, and booksellers.

The Image of Irelande Online. In progress. Co-PI with Denna Iammarino, Case Western Reserve University. Forthcoming 2019.

The Image of Irelande Online is a digital edition and concordance of John Derricke’s The Image of Irelande (1581). The site will offer TEI-encoded transcriptions of the full-text of The Image of Irelande and the accompanying 12-plates that illustrate the volume, as well as resources for research and teaching.

Shakespeare in the Digital Age. Project Supervisor/Instructor. Undergraduate-led project. Published.

Students at York College collaborated to develop and annotate digital editions of Shakespeare’s plays using contemporary popular culture references.



“‘Framed and clothed with variety’: Print Culture, Multimodality, and Visual Design in John Derricke’s Image of Ireland. In press.

“Remixing the Canon: Shakespeare, Popular Culture, and the Undergraduate Editor.” In press.


Grant, PSC-CUNY Trad-50, 2019-2020.

        In support of the completion of Printed Paratexts Online.

Award, Book Completion Award, CUNY, 2017-2018.

Selected for this competitive CUNY-wide award in support for completion of Marketing Paratexts in the Early English Book Trade monograph.

Travel Grant, William Stewart Travel Award, 2018.

               In support of workshop attendance to the annual 2018 conference for the Renaissance Society of America in New Orleans, LA.

Grant, PSC-CUNY Trad-48, 2017-2018.

In support of Texas A&M Book History Workshop and the Digital Pedagogy Institute, both courses aimed toward expanding and building stronger pedagogical offers at York College.

Fellowship, CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, 2017

Selected for this competitive fellowship in support for academic scholarship and publication of research.

Fellowship, CUNY Academic Commons Faculty Fellowship, 2017.

Selected for this competitive fellowship to develop course assignments using CUNY Academic Commons in order to make the CAC a “more robust and inclusive space for teaching.”

Travel Grant, William Stewart Travel Award, 2016

               In support of workshop attendance to the annual 2017 conference for the Shakespeare Association of America in Atlanta, GA.

Grant, PSC-CUNY Trad-46, 2015

In support of Python seminar at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) and for presenting research at the annual conference for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP).

Travel Grant, Shakespeare Association of America, 2014

In support of a paper given at the annual conference in St. Louis, MO.                   

Dissertation Fellowship, Humanities Center, Wayne State University, 2013

            Financial support to defray living expenses during one semester of dissertation writing.

Travel Bursary, Association for Computers and the Humanities, 2013

            Defrayed costs for attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, BC.

Scholarship, Andrew W. Mellon Funded Residential Summer Workshop, 2012

            One of twenty graduate students and early-career scholars selected nationally. Travel and residence support for “Reading Publics in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Europe” at the University of Warwick.

Albert Feigenson Scholarship, Wayne State University, 2011

            Awarded for excellence in scholarship.

Doretta Burke Sheill Scholarship, English Department, Wayne State University, 2007-2010

            Awarded for high scholastic achievement, character, leadership.

Exchange Program Scholarship, Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, 2015

            One of two undergraduate students selected for fully-funded semester abroad.



“Marketing the Margins: Early Modern Paratexts in Print and Digital Technologies.” St. Francis Xavier University. March 22, 2019.

“The Virtual Ties that Bind Us: Early Modern Studies and Book History in the Digital Age.” Wayne State University. February 15, 2019.

“Insecure Ephemera: Reading Lessons from Shakespeare to Twitter.” Respondent. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association. January 5-8, 2018.

“Teaching on the CUNY Academic Commons.” CUNY IT Conference. November 30-December 1, 2017.

“‘Before you read this book’: Visual Design and Multimodality in Early Modern Printed Books.” York College Provost Lecture Series. York College, CUNY. December 8, 2016.

“Growing Up DH: Encouraging Graduate Students to Become Digital Humanists.” Digital Humanities:  Public Humanities in New Media. Wayne State University. November 9, 2016.

A Roundtable on Renaissance Studies and Digital Humanities. Graduate Center, CUNY. October 14, 2016.

“‘Framed and clothed with variety’: Narrative, Navigation, and Visual Design in John Derricke’s Image of Irelande.” John Derricke’s Image of Irelande (1581) and Early Modern Ireland: A Symposium. May 17-18, 2016. Case Western Reserve University.

Work-in-Progress Talk. English Department Series of Faculty Talks about Research, Scholarship, and Creative Works. York College. March 12, 2015.

“Born-Digital Learning: Teaching and Creating Digital Projects for the Study of Early Modern Print Culture.” Pacific Coast Conference in British Studies, March 7-9, 2014.

“Digital Humanities on a Budget: Baby Steps with the Next Generation.” Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice. September 27-28, 2013.



“The Efficiency Curse.” Punch Out, Don’t “Lean In”: Problematizing and Rewriting CUNY’s Vexed “Diversity” Narratives (Roundtable). CUNY Diversity Conference. March 29, 2019.

“Playful and Disruptive Editing of John Derricke’s Image of Ireland (1581).” Digital Editing Roundtable. Renaissance Society of America. March 17-19, 2019.

“Productive Disruptions: Using Commonplace Books to Resist Eurocentrism.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 10-13, 2018.

“Digital Derricke: An Online Edition of John Derricke’s Image of Irelande (1581).” Renaissance Society of America. March 22-24, 2018.

“Making Critics: Small-Scale and Small-Budget DH as Feminist Practice.” Feminist Pedagogy in Digital Spaces. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association. January 5-8, 2018.

“Enfranchis’d Soules”: Religious and Emotional Capital in Early Modern Devotional Epistles.” Renaissance Society of America. March 29-April 2, 2017.

“A Digital Textbook for DH Shakespeare.” Workshop contributor. Shakespeare Association of America. April 5-8, 2017.

“‘Planely and Truely Expounded’: Navigational Paratexts and the Language of Mediation.” Society for the History of Reading, Authorship, and Publishing (SHARP), July 18-21, 2016.

 “Remixing the Canon: Building Digital Editions in the Undergraduate Classroom.” Renaissance Society of America, 31 March-2 April 2016.

“Back to the Future: Studying Periodization and Literature in an Early Modern Card Game.” CUNY Games Festival, January 22, 2016.

“Cataloguing Paratexts from the Early Modern Book Trade: Digital Approaches.” Sixteenth Century Society Conference. October 16-19, 2014.

“Tracing Print Culture Networks: An Evaluation of the British Book Trade Index.” Digital Resources for the Early Modern Book Trade Workshop. Shakespeare Association of America Conference. April 10-12, 2014.

“‘You Have Bestowed Your Money Well’: Printers, Advertising, and the Value of Non-Authorial Paratext.” Renaissance Society of America. March 27-29, 2014.

 “The Author as Brand: Literary Authority and the Print Marketplace in Spenser’s The Shepheardes Calender.” Sixteenth-Century Society Conference, October 24-27, 2013.

 “New Questions with Old Catalogues: Evaluating Digital Databases and Pre-Digital Archiving Practices.” WSU Symposium on Scholarly Editing. September 26, 2013.

“Rethinking the Archive: Digital projects and Dealing with Traditional Archival Methods.” Renaissance Society of America. San Diego, CA. April 4-6, 2013.

“(Un)authorizing texts: Digital Editions, Printing Histories and a Case for Prismatic Readings.” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference. October 18-21. 2012.

“‘True and almost incredible reports’: Thomas Archer, Newsbooks, and Marketing the News in Print.” Shakespeare Association of America. April 5-7, 2012.

“‘A Fruitful and Pleasant Work’: Early Modern Publishers and the Development of the Utopian Genre in Editions of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia”. Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference.  Spokane, WA. October 20-22, 2011.

“Golden Sentences and Nourishing Mothers: Print, Gender and Editorial Anxieties in Queen Elizabeth I’s A Goodly Meditation of the Christian Soul.” Renaissance Conference of Southern California, 2011.



Assistant Professor, Department of English, York College, CUNY

ENG 125: Introduction to Writing (fall 2014, spring 2015)

ENG 202: Introduction to Literary Studies (fall 2015, spring 2016, spring 2017)

ENG 298: Special Topics, Technologies of Reading (spring 2017)

ENG 318: Shakespeare: The Major Works (spring 2015, fall 2016)

ENG 328: Medieval and Renaissance Literature (fall 2015, fall 2017)

ENG 333: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (spring 2018)

ENG 343: The Romantic Movement in England (fall 2014)

ENG 344: Victorian Literature (spring 2015)

MALS Program, CUNY Graduate Center

MALS 75500/IDS 81670: Digital Humanities Praxis II (spring 2018)

Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, Wayne State University

ENG 2200: Introduction to Shakespeare (fall 2013)

ENG 3010: Intermediate Writing (fall 2013, winter 2014)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Wayne State University            

                ENG 1020: Introduction to Writing (fall 2007, winter 2008)

                ENG 2200: Introduction to Shakespeare (fall 2010)

                ENG 3010: Intermediate Writing (fall 2009–winter 2012)

Portuguese Instructor

                Instructor for Brazilian Exchange Program (winter 2007–winter 2012)



Member, York College Faculty Senate, Fall 2019-Spring 2021.

Member, Masters in DH Admissions Committee, CUNY Graduate Center, Summer 2019.

Member, University Faculty Senate. CUNY. Fall 2017-Fall 2018.  

Member, Library and Technology Resources Committee, York College, Fall 2016-2021.

  Member, Undergraduate Research Advisory Council, York College, Fall 2016-present.

CUNY Campaign Captain, Department of English, York College, Fall 2016-present.

Member, English Department Implementation Committee. York College, Fall 2016.

Editor, The York Review. York College, 2015-present.

Associate Organization Representative, SHARP at RSA. 2016-present.

Member, NYCDH Steering Committee. Fall 2016-present.

Member, English Department Search Committee. York College Spring 2016.

Member, English Department Assessment Committee. York College, 2014-2016.

Reviewer, Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ). 2015-present.



Workshop Instructor, Book History Pedagogy with Scalar. Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). June 2019.

Panel Organizer, “Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the Commonplace Book.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 10-13, 2018.

Workshop Leader. “Teaching with/on Scalar.” NYCDH Week. February 10, 2018.

 Chair, “John Derrick’s Image of Ireland: Texts, Paratexts, and Contexts.” Renaissance Society of America. Chicago, IL. March 31-April 2, 2017.

Session Organizer, “To the Reader”: Early Modern Print’s Epistolary Relationships.” Renaissance Society of America. Chicago, IL. March 31-April 2, 2017.

Session Leader, “Access and Inclusivity” and “Intro to DH Syllabus,” THATCamp Digital Pedagogy, University of Texas, 2016.

Presenter, “Trending Ideas: Strategies and Solutions for Implementing Twitter in the Classroom,” Center for Teaching and Learning. York College, CUNY, 2015.

Presenter, “Intro to Shakespeare Course with Scalar.” CUNY DHI: Building a Digital Humanities Community at The City University of New York. With Afolami Fasanya. November 10, 2015.

Facilitator, Technology in the Classroom Roundtable, York College, 2015.

Panel Moderator, Undergraduate Research Day, York College, 2015.

Session Organizer, “Reading Publics.” Renaissance Society of America. New York, NY. March 27-29, 2014.

Conference Organizer, GEMS Annual Symposium, 2010-2013.

Member, Interdisciplinary Working Group, Group for Early Modern Studies (GEMS), 2008-2013.

Mellon-Funded “Reading Publics in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Europe,” July 2-27, 2012.



“Conceptualizing Digital Editions” and “Digital Pedagogy: Integration into the Curriculum” Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). University of Victoria, June 5-16, 2017.

Text to Tech (Python). Digital Humanities at Oxford (DHOxSS). Oxford University, July 4-8, 2016.

“LAMP Infrastructures” and “Drupal for Digital Humanists.” DHSI. University of Victoria, June 8-19, 2015.

Visual Design for Digital Humanists, DHSI. June 9-13, 2014.

Digital Humanities Databases. DHSI.  June 10-14, 2013.



Editor, The York Review. York College, 2015-present.

Interim Journals Production Editor, Wayne State University Press, 2009.

Editorial Assistant, Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies, 2009.

Editorial and Acquisitions Intern, Wayne State University Press, 2009.



English – Fluent Speaker

Portuguese – Native Speaker

French – Moderate reading and comprehension

Spanish – Moderate reading and comprehension  



Renaissance Society of America (RSA)

Shakespeare Association of America (SAA)

Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)



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