About Me

Welcome to my blog! This summer, I will be traveling with the University of Southern Mississippi’s British Studies Program. As a library and information science student, I will be with the LIS
Me in the Scottish Highlands
class, visiting many of the major libraries and museums in London, and traveling briefly to Edinburgh, Scotland. You can read about the details of this trip on the “The Trip” page.

Currently, I am a student in the University of South Carolina’s Master of Library and Information Science program, and my focus is academic libraries. I have many interests within the field, though, and this trip will definitely encompass all of them.

My background is in English, and I have a MA in English and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. My research interests include American women writers, feminist theory, Russian literature, literary biography, and American history. I have taught in USC’s First Year English (FYE) program for several years and consider teaching one of my favorite activities (alongside research, of course!).

I have presented at ten academic conferences, including last year’s SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) conference in which I discussed my experiences in teaching Frank Herbert’s Dune, one of my favorite novels and one I enjoy teaching.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, bike riding, sewing, and, above all, going to libraries. Some of my favorite authors include Edith Wharton, Pat Conroy, Larry McMurtry, Stephen King, and Frank Herbert.

Thank you again for visiting my blog!


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