2018, MA English, Wake Forest University
2016, BA English, Drexel University
Krysten is a PhD student and teaching fellow in the department of English and Comparative Literature. Her research interests reside at the intersection of environmental humanities and contemporary LatinX literature. Topics which she finds exciting relate to the rhetoric of environmental advocacy, the myriad of emotional responses to the threat of climate change, and the ways in which LatinX writers and artists create environmental epistemologies through their works. Outside of the academy, she enjoys nurturing all forms of human and other life through her passion for plants, pets, and parenting.
- “Memory, Temporality, and Communal Realization: Reading the Nomadic Subject in Rivera’s ...And the Earth Did Not Devour Him.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, vol. 45, no. 2, 2020.
- UNC Latina/o Studies Program Teaching Award (Fall 2020)
- H. Broadus Jones MA Student Award for Excellence in English (Spring 2018)
American Literature to 1900 to the present | Comparative Literature | Contemporary American Literature | Contemporary Multiethnic American Literature | Critical Race Studies | Critical Theory and Cultural Studies | Latina / Latino Literature | Literature and Philosophy | Literature and Science | Literature of the Americas | Post-Colonial Literature and Theory | Posthumanism | The Novel | Transatlantic Studies