I am currently a PhD candidate in English literature at Texas Tech University. I am focused on modernist British literature and postcolonial theory. For my dissertation, A Crossing: Postcolonialism and Christianity in the Modernist British Novel, I am examining how modernist British authors represent the relationship between Christianity and imperialism. I have been published in D. H. Lawrence Studies and the Journal of South Texas English Studies. I have presented papers at the 12th and 13th annual International D. H. Lawrence Conferences in Sydney, Australia, and Gargnano, Italy; the College English Association National Conference in San Antonio; South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature in New Orleans; and several South Central Modern Language Association Conferences. Authors I am most interested in include D. H. Lawrence, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rumer Godden, Elspeth Huxley, Graham Greene, and Virginia Woolf.