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2019, MA English, George Washington University

2012, BA Humanities, Columbia International University



Elisabeth is a first year PhD student in English whose research focuses on intersections of trauma, race, and religion in the writings of nineteenth century American women. Drawing on her professional experience as a social worker, she also looks at ways that literature simultaneously gives voice to those who are unwell and offers the potential to become more well.


  • McCandlish Endowment Fellowship
  • PEO Continuing Education Grant