ABOUT ME

I received my PhD this Spring from  CUNY’s Graduate Center. I have worked as an Instructional Technology Fellow at Hunter College, taught at Baruch College, served as a Pipeline mentor, and been awarded dissertation fellowships by the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) and the Leon Levy Center for Biography.

My work focuses on twentieth-century literature across intersections of race and gender, with particular emphasis on U.S. modernisms. You can find more information about my current project, The Woman We Don’t Want to Be, here. As a dissertation, it was awarded the Carolyn Heilbrun Award for best feminist dissertation in the humanities at CUNY and the Alfred Kazin Prize for best dissertation in American literature and culture. A version of the chapter on Nella Larsen is forthcoming in Twentieth-Century Literature.

madison.d.priest@gmail.com
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