I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Princeton University. My academic research focuses on African American literary aesthetics in the early Cold War period. I am interested in modernism, film, poetics and translation. While at Princeton I founded a Digital Humanities project based on the Sylvia Beach archives held there called Mapping Expatriate Paris. My writing on culture, politics, and literature has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Dissent, and n+1. I am also an associate editor at The Point.