Bachelor in English and French, Wesleyan University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, 1998. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Emerson College, 2001.
Tutor in literature Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994-1998, lecturer in literature, 1998-2001. Instructor poetry workshop Grub St. Writers Group, Somerville, 2000. Instructor honors program Emerson College, Boston, 1999-2001.
Assistant professor creative writing City University of New York, College Staten Island, 2001—2002. Visiting assistant professor English Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2002—2005. Assistant professor English University Illinois, Chicago, since 2005.
Assistant to the director Blacksmith House Reading Series, Cambridge, 2000-2001. Panel chair Poetics of Space Conference, State University of New York Binghamton, 2000. Organizer graduate student conference Comparative Literature Department Harvard University, coordinator Ford Foundation Research Group, 1994-1996.
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Member Modern Language Association, International Association of Philosophy and Literature, American Comparative Literature Association, Phi Beta Kappa.