Service to the Humanities


2019: Manuscript (book) reviewer for McGill-Queen’s University Press

2018-present: Publications Committee Member of the Thinking Mountains Interdisciplinary Summit, Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative, University of Alberta

2018-present: Contributor, performer, and participant in On Board(hers), an all-women dance production exploring the gendered experience of migration in the twenty-first century

2017-present: Consultant for Bengali texts in the Miranda Digital Asset Platform, Folger Shakespeare Library

2016-present: Consultant for scholarship and reporting on Himalayan mountaineering history for the world’s leading alpine publication, Alpinist magazine

2014-present: Advising and support to many BIPOC and first-generation applicants (from India, UK, USA, Canada, China, South Africa, and France) to graduate school and academic appointments in various parts of the world

2014-2018: Graduate Student Associate, interdisciplinary SSHRC multi-year research project Early Modern Conversions, McGill University

2016: Transcriber for Transcribathon organised by Early Modern Recipes Online Collective



2019-present: Planning Committee Member and Photographer for the DISCO Ball (a uniquely accessible intellectual and social annual event focused on the disability community)

2018-present: Renaissance Reading Group

2018-present: Renaissance Dissertation Seminar

2018-present: Various committees on and support of undergraduate student excellence programmes, such as the Joseph V. Denney Award for an Outstanding English Major (across all five Ohio State campuses), the Undergraduate Research Award (Newark campus), the Student Research Forum (Newark campus), the English Studies Essay Award (Newark campus), the English Studies Community Citizenship Award (Newark campus), and Lord Denney’s Players performances (Columbus campus)

2018-present: Various committees on and support of graduate student excellence programmes, such as on PhD admissions (Renaissance Studies and Disability Studies), conferences (Renaissance Studies and Disability Studies), reading groups (Renaissance Studies, Disability Studies, and South Asian Studies), and graduate group lectures and events (Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Disability Studies, and South Asian Studies)

2018-present: Engagement and outreach towards recruitment of graduate and undergraduate students, such as by advising prospective research students (at the postgraduate level; Columbus campus), and by organising the English Department tables during Buckeye Visit Days (for undergraduates; Newark campus)



2011-2018: Founder and Coordinator, Mountaineering Culture Studies Group

2016-2017: Search Committee Member, University of Michigan’s Department of English and Program in the Environment Joint Search for Tenure Line Faculty Position (Open Rank) in the Environmental Humanities

2011-2017: Steering Committee, Early Modern Colloquium

2016: Organiser, Digital Humanities Panel on DREaM (Distant Reading Early Modernity) and Text-Mining with the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) Dataset, Hatcher Graduate Library

2015: Organiser and participant of Transcribathon—12-hour transcribing and digitization run of early modern manuscripts—in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library

2014-2015: Transcriber and cataloguer of early modern manuscripts at Special Collections, Hatcher Graduate Library

2013: Co-organiser, Early Modern Colloquium Conference “Violence in the Early Modern Period”