I am currently a PhD candidate in English literature at Texas Tech University. I am focusing my studies on modern British literature. For my dissertation, I am examining how modern British authors represent Christianity’s role in colonial and postcolonial situations. I have been published in D. H. Lawrence Studies and the Journal of South Texas English Studies. I have presented papers at the 12th annual International D. H. Lawrence Conference in Sydney, Australia; 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.