John earned a BA in English from Connecticut College in 2011 where he also served as chair of the English Student Advisory Board, opinions editor of The College Voice, and general manager of the local radio station WCNI 90.9. His primary academic interest is James Joyce (specifically his last two books), but he also really likes American writers like Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace and hopes to tackle Infinite Jest in his thesis next year. He likes cultural studies, movies, and television. He does not like writing about himself in the third person and lives in Philadelphia. Outside school, he likes live music, alternative comedy, and a nice, well-balanced India pale ale.