I grew up on a mountain swallowed up by kudzu just across the river from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In college and graduate school I studied nineteenth-century American literature, culture, and history. I’m interested in backcountry settlements in the early republic and conflicts between Native peoples and settlers.
I teach writing and research to first-year students at Dartmouth College.
I’m a mildly accomplished computer nerd.
I have two adorable little kids who never let me get a full night’s sleep, but are probably the best thing that ever happened to me.