Alexandra L. Milsom

is an Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College, part of the City University of New York.

Research Interests

Guidebook history, the Grand Tour, early Caribbean tourism, religion, British Romanticism, Victorian literature, the Gothic, and musicology

Current Projects

She is currently completing her first book, which tracks the development of the guidebook genre alongside Catholic Emancipation in Great Britain and Ireland during the late-eighteenth and nineteenth century. For more information, click here.


At Hostos, Dr. Milsom teaches literature survey and college writing composition courses. She has developed a “Gothic and Horror” curriculum and a poetry elective. She is the advisor for the Hostos English Club. For more biographical information than you could possibly want, click here.

Recent Writing


  • Ph.D. in English from UCLA
  • M.A. in English from UCLA
  • M.S. in Education (Adolescent English Concentration) from Fordham University
  • B.A. in English from Yale University
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