Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Vermont
Pitt's PhD program encouraged me to undertake ambitious, interdisciplinary projects, guided by genuine questions. The self-defined nature of the comprehensive papers and exams allowed me to research both broadly and deeply, with the goal of identifying a productive avenue for dissertation research. The "Pitt dissertation" often breaks from the traditional school genre (with its obligatory lit review and methodology chapters); instead, Pitt dissertations often take the form of the scholarly books we read and are learning to write.
PhD Year: 2013
Specialization: Feminist and Queer Thetorics