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Cailin Roles

English PhD Student

Cailin Roles (she/they) is a PhD student in the English department. Their fields of study include global animation and comics, cultural studies, and queer theory. They are particularly interested in the relationship between animation and the body in modernity. Cailin graduated with a BA (Honours) in English Literature with Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in 2016. In 2019, they graduated from Kansas State University with an MA in English specializing in cultural studies. Their 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 the Project Coordinator for the Homosaurus and in Special Projects at the Digital Transgender Archive.

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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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