In 2010, I received my Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois, where I studied 19th- and 20th-century British and Irish literature. My dissertation examined how imperialism and increasing globalization shaped the novel at the turn of the 20th century. Currently, I work at Research Square, a for-benefit company dedicated to improving the ongoing cycle of research, publishing, and discovery. I also serve on the editorial committee of the Open Library of Humanities. I’m an avid supporter of Open Science and Free Culture.