Anna is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Iowa (UI). She is currently at work on My Gothic Dissertation, a scholarly/creative nonfiction podcast that she will defend as her Ph.D. thesis in May 2019. Under the co-direction of Jeff Porter and Judith Pascoe, the project has earned support from three UI Graduate College fellowships, a research grant from the UI Graduate and Professional Student Government, and a summer internship from the National Endowment for the Humanities' "Next Generation Ph.D." project.
Anna received her M.A. in English from the University of Alabama in 2011 and her B.A. in English from Birmingham-Southern College in 2008. Before pursuing her Ph.D., she worked as an adjunct instructor of writing at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. At the University of Iowa, she has received the Outstanding T.A. Award for her teaching in the English Department, as well as the Doug Trank Memorial Award for her teaching in the Rhetoric Department.
From 2016-2017, she served as a Production Assistant at Iowa Public Radio, where she produced and co-hosted the podcast Lit City -- an exploration of the sights, sounds, and voices of America's first UNESCO City of Literature: Iowa City, IA. You can see more of her radio work here.
Research Interests: Gothic and Victorian literature, feminist pedagogy, creative nonfiction