Mark Collins


Swain 211

Mark Collins is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mark works in contemporary American and multi-ethnic literature. His research interests include: feminist theory, science and technology studies, theories of the body, and cultural studies. In particular, Mark’s research explores biopower, the politics of assisted reproductive technologies, and the state investment in reproduction. 

Mark is originally from Rhode Island. Prior to attending UNC, he studied feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Cornell University (B.A. 2011) and American cultural and women’s history at Carnegie Mellon (M.A. 2012).


M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, History, 2012.
B.A., Cornell University, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & Government, 2011.

Research Groups and Interests

Group IX - Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
Group VII - American Literature from 1900 to the Present