About

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Konstanz in Germany. I received my PhD in English from Fordham University (NY) for a dissertation titled “Subaqueous Poetics: Oceanic Depths in Modern and Contemporary Poetry” (2020). 

My research focuses on how poetry about the ocean and its inhabitants articulates new ways for understanding humanity’s effects on the world. 

Much of my work shows how contemporary poetry joins ecological and social justice through encounters with the human and more-than-human. The large-scale effects of human infrastructures are often a topic of consideration. 

Some of my recent work considers the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill and responses by Poets for Living Waters, presents sargassum seaweed as a model for considering connections in the Black Atlantic, and shows how the film Night of the Living Dead critiques television news representations of African American’s unrest in response to police violence.

Upcoming work deals with poets’ responses to ocean plastic, as well as how poets since Mallarmé have been inspired by ocean circulation. 

Feel free to contact me at apinnix@fordham.edu.