Take Me Apart, MCD/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, forthcoming April 2020

Untitled second novel also forthcoming from MCD/FSG

My fiction is represented by Alexandra Machinist at ICM Partners

Peer-Reviewed Academic

In Cold Blood, the Expansion of Psychiatric Evidence, and the Corrective Power of True Crime,” in Law and Literature, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 21-47.


Translation editor / co-translator, Marie Vareille's I Don't Really Need You (Sassy Fiction, 2018). (Original: Je peux très bien me passer de toi)

Literary & Cultural criticism

The Book That Made Me: Unashamed, Public Books, October 2017

Workplace Romances, Public Books, November 2016

"The Night Of" and the Didactic Procedural, Public Books, October 2016

Don't be fooled by "Suffragette": Violence alone did not secure the woman's vote, Quartz


GOP Description of Trumpcare or Quote from a Villain in the Die Hard Franchise?, McSweeney's

What Your Horoscope Says About How Climate Change Will Kill You, The Hairpin

What Your One Direction Horoscope Says About Your Year, The Hairpin

@thedogwilkie: the Instagram account of a great doglosopher


My blogging days were very short-lived, but you can see some entries about craft/writing/reading here.

I co-created the Activism in America handout with graphic designer Kayla Matheus. The handout had more than 4,000 online views during its first week. Many have gone on to share it with friends, students, and neighbors in community organizing efforts.

I wrote and edited literature guides for SparkNotes and another large educational database. I also edit and proofread manuscripts on a freelance basis.


Please contact me for writing samples not available online.