Graduate Student Bio

Andrew (They/Them) is a first-year student in the MA/PhD English Literature program. They study 20th- and 21st-century trans and queer American fiction. The authors that currently interest them are Willa Cather, Joshua Whitehead, Carson McCullers, Audre Lorde, Jewelle Gomez, Craig Womack, and Andrea Lawlor. They are concerned with trans bodies, historical relations between queer and Indigenous communities, and issues trans people face today, such as the Gender Critical movement. They are critically influenced by (Trans-)feminist Theory, Native American literary studies, Marxism, Queer Theory, and Indigiqueerness.