I am a PhD student whose research background is in American, Irish, and Jewish literature and film, and well as the philosophies of humanism and posthumanism, human/place interface, and theories of gender, race, trauma, and oppression. At the upcoming Stony Brook graduate conference in February, 2021 I will be presenting “Gender and [Re-]Casting in Steve McQueen’s Hunger: Selectively Culling Bobby Sands’ Writings from Prison” for which I won the 2020 David Erdman Award for Best Essay by a Doctoral Student. I am actively seeking publication of this essay. I have also presented five papers at various conferences since 2019 on Caribbean American and Indian postcolonial ecological literature, and the role of materiality in W.G. Sebald’s post-Holocaust trauma Austerlitz.