Research and Writing

Research and Writing

Currently, I am researching for my dissertation project, “Resistive Embodiment and Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers,” in which I identify a feature of British women’s writing that I call resistive embodiment. I argue in my dissertation that this feature evolves over the course of the mid-nineteenth-century as a response to the emergence of gynecology as a distinct branch of medicine. In addition to this primary research interest, my scholarly interests in issues of individual resistance, sovereignty, and violence have informed my research on Indigenous-American literature, such as my recent publication in Studies in American Indian Literature (SAIL), “‘When My Hands Are Empty / I Will Be Full’: Visualizing Two-Spirit Bodies in Chrystos’s Not Vanishing.”