A former carpenter originally from Kansas, I am the father of three brilliant and beautiful children – Estrella Maria, age 9; Ephraim John, age 6; and Seva James, age 2. I currently live in Albany, California with my partner, Bonnie.
As a graduate student in the English department at the University of California, Berkeley, my primary interest lies in articulating a mode of critical reading that is based on the logic of inquiry and the value of (the intersection of) the aesthetic and the political. This has lead me to my current project of articulating what I call The *New* Fantastic, which has, in turn, led me to pursue research into the work (and life) of early 20th-Century children’s book writer Margaret Wise Brown. For more information on the constellation of my academic interests, click here.