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Visiting Scholar of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Mary Gryctko (she/her) holds a PhD in English Literature and a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include Victorian literature and culture, childhood studies, medical humanities, and gender and sexuality studies. She is currently working on her first book project, which explores the Victorian cult of the dead child. As a visiting scholar at Northeastern, she plans to begin work on a project tracing the nineteenth-century origins of contemporary anti-sex work rhetoric, focusing in particular on the utility and destructiveness of the identity of “child” for young sex workers in Victorian England. 

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  • Education

    PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2019
    MA, English Literature, New York University, 2012
    BA, English Literature and Government, The College of William and Mary, 2009

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