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Cailin Roles

English PhD Student

Cailin’s (she/they) research focuses on contemporary comics and animation, using queer theory and modernist conceptions of embodiment to explore the ways movement informs identity. Her other interests include cultural studies and archival studies. She graduated with a BA (Honours) in English Literature with Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in 2016. In 2019, she graduated from Kansas State University with an MA in English specializing in Cultural Studies. Her MA thesis, “‘The Surface on Which You Work’: Self-Alienation and the Culture of Narcissism in The Edible Woman,” can be read in the Fall 2021 issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language. Cailin currently works as a researcher for the Digital Transgender Archive and the Women Writers Project at Northeastern.

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Previous Institutions: Kansas State University (MA); University of East Anglia (BA)

Program and Fields: PhD; visual studies, cultural studies, queer theory, archival studies

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