B.A. American Literature with Creative Writing – University of East Anglia (UK)
M.A. English – University of Pennsylvania (Thouron Scholar)
Isabel joined Princeton in 2015. She works on contemporary fiction and environmental studies across settler colonies. Her dissertation explores settler resource extraction as a site for the disruption and production of sociality. She is especially interested in literary boomtowns in the work of Leslie Marmon Silko, Alexis Wright, Eleanor Catton, Warren Cariou, and Linda Hogan. Related interests include trans-indigenous politics, philosophies of property and land, toxicity studies, and methods for reading geologically.
Isabel also coordinates the Princeton American Indian and Indigenous Studies Working Group (PAIISWG), and teaches/tutors for the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative and the Petey Greene Program in Philadelphia.