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Emily Hainze

Visiting Scholar (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Emily is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Boston University Kilachand Honors College and 2019-2020 Visiting Scholar at Northeastern’s WGSS Program. She recently received a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Dr. Hainze’s research interests include: digital and public methodologies and literary archives of the carceral state. While at Northeastern, Hainze’s project would be writing and revising her book manuscript, Incorrigible: Writing from the Early Women’s Prison in the United States. This book illuminates the literary and cultural history of the women’s prison as it was established as a separate institution in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It draws together an unexpected array of texts – from celebrated rebels to unknown “incorrigibles”, or women who refused to follow sexual norms— that document women’s imprisonment in order to reimagine social difference and social intimacy in a modernizing United States. The project also examines how women’s incarceration shaped intersecting formations of race, gender, and sexuality in the US even as incarcerated women refused those hierarchies.

  • Education

    PhD, Columbia University