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.
PhD, Columbia University