JFS

I study postmodern and contemporary U.S. fiction, with a special interest in Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, and John Edgar Wideman.

I received my B.A. from Swarthmore College, my M.F.A. from the University of Texas-Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, and my Ph.D. from Harvard University. In 2008-09, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas-Austin. I have also taught at Wake Forest University and Deep Springs College.

In 2009, I joined the faculty of the English Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor at UBC in 2016.

I have received grants and fellowships from the Andrew Mellow Foundation, the Harry Ransom Center, Washington University Special Collections, and UBC’s Hampton Fund.