I was born in New York City and raised in Manila, Philippines; Mexico City, Mexico; London, England; Tenafly, New Jersey; and New York City. I received my BA from Marlboro College in Vermont and my Ph.D from New York University.

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Involvement in external examining at research-intensive universities

I have served as PhD External Examiner for the following institutions:

Aberystwyth University

Birkbeck, University of London

Newcastle University

Royal Holloway University

Additionally, I am currently serving as External Adviser to the University Approval Panel that will consider the new MFA in Creative Writing, Roehampton University. 

External Assessor for Junior Research Fellowship applications

University of Oxford 

University of Cambridge

External assessor in professorial appointment panels at research intensive universities

University of Leeds