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Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in English

At Northeastern since 2020

Dr. Vestri’s research examines poetry and fiction from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the present day. Her current book project, which focuses on the period of British Romanticism, examines how sibling relations in literary works present revolutionary possibilities for politics and ethics.

In her writing courses, Dr. Vestri draws on her broad interests in gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, and the histories and theories of kinship. Her classes examine how families, collectives, and communities — both traditional, “normative,” and not — can shape our identities. In exploring these topics, her courses ask students to occupy a variety of writerly positions, from online bloggers to op-ed contributors to podcast producers.

Dr. V’s scholarship has appeared in journals such as European Romantic Review, The Keats-Shelley Journal, and Persuasions On-Line, as well as web-based platforms including The Keats Letters Project and the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism’s Graduate Caucus Blog.

  • Education

    PhD English, with Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Boston University; AB English, Vassar College

  • Contact

  • Office Hours

    Wednesdays 8-9am EST or by appointment

Courses

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  • Offers writing instruction for students in the College of Engineering and the College of Computer and Information Science. Students practice and reflect on writing in professional, public, and academic genres—such as technical reports, progress reports, proposals, instructions, presentations, and technical reviews—relevant to technical professions and individual student goals. In a workshop setting, offers students an opportunity to evaluate a wide variety of sources and develop expertise in audience analysis, critical research, peer review, and revision.

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