Nathan joined the department in 2015 after receiving his B.A. in English from Columbia University. He is primarily interested in the long nineteenth century along two axes: first, the development of systems of knowledge, and second, forms of political control and resistance during the New Imperialism period. He hopes to learn more about areas such as the history of science, Spiritualism, anagogic literature, the Enlightenment and its legacies, queer time, and embodiment. He also adores Thomas Pynchon and historical fiction, and hopes to one day write about post-modern conceptions of history.