Born and raised in the Midwest, I graduated in 2020 from Indiana University with a B.A in English and minors in History and French. My undergraduate thesis examined the contentious position of E. M. Forster as a figure claimed alternately as an exemplary humanist or as a queer dissident. I argue that Forster’s commitment to humanist compassion is essential to his work’s utopian queer vision. My current research interests center broadly on questions of gender, sexuality, and queer self-definition across the twentieth century as explored through the mediums of literature, film, and popular music. I continue to be interested in points of contact and collision between humanist and queer theoretic projects.