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Alexandra L. Milsom, M.S. Ed., M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor • Department of English •Hostos Community College, CUNY

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Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, Hostos Community College, CUNY, 2017-present
  • Graduate Fellow, Department of English, UCLA, 2014-2016
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of English, UCLA, 2009-2014
  • Instructional Technology Consultant, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities, 2011-2013
  • High School English Teacher, Harry S. Truman High School, Bronx, NY, 2004-2007 & 2016-2017

Education

  • Ph.D., English, UCLA, June 2016
    • Dissertation: The British Traveler and the Continental Tour, 1798-1884 (Committee: Ali Behdad, Joseph Bristow, Saree Makdisi, Akhil Gupta)
  • M.A., English, UCLA, 2011
  • M.S. Ed., Adolescent English Education, Fordham, 2006
    • Thesis: The Motivation Gap: Engaging the Reluctant Learner
  • B.A., English, Yale, 2003

Publications

  • “John Chetwode Eustace, Radical Catholicism, and the Travel Guidebook: The Classical Tour (1813) and Its Legacy.” Studies in Romanticism 57:2 (Summer 2018): 291-242.
  • “The 19th-Century Traveler and the 21st-Century Scholar.” Literature Compass10:9 (Sept 2013): 725-33.
  • “Austen’s Fanny Price, Grateful Negroes, and the Stockholm Syndrome.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 34 (2012): 222-35. (Co-authored with Anne K. Mellor.)
  • “Manlier than Mozart: The Anti-Wagnerian Stance of ‘A Wicked Voice.’” Consortium: A Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry. Boulder: UC Boulder Umbrellagraph Press (2011):185-200.

Awards, Fellowships, and Honors

  • Professional Staff Congress – City University of New York Research Award, 2018
  • William Stewart Travel Award, 2018
  • Lenart Graduate Travel Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division 2015
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA Department of English, 2015-2016
  • Mellon Literatures in English, Pedagogy Grant, Digital Gateways Working Group 2015-2016
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division, 2014-2015
  • Teaching Prize Nominee, UCLA Department of English, 2014
  • The Dickens Project, Dickens Universe—Bleak House, UCLA Graduate Representative, 2012
  • Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA with Professor Saree Makdisi, 2011
  • Library Association Price, UCLA Campbell Student Book Collection Competition, 2011
  • Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA with Professor Anne Mellor, 2010
  • Chancellor’s Prize, UCLA, 2009-2010
  • Teacher of the Year, NYC Department of Education & Education Update Magazine, 2007

Conferences

  • “Closed to Tourists.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) Annual Conference, Providence, RI, June 2018.
  • “Murray’s Editions and Ruskin’s Revisions.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2018.
  • “Aristocratic Guidebooks for the Aspirational Middle Class in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” Travel Literature Panel – “Around the World in 80 Clicks.” Modern Language Association, Vancouver, B.C., January 2015.
  • “Blogging Victorian Tourism: Morrell, Memory, & Plagiarism,” Special Session – Victorian Travelers and Memory. Modern Language Association, Vancouver, B.C., January 2015
  • “Victorian Travelers, Their Guidebooks, and the Evolution of a Pro-Tourist Tourist,” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Conference, London, Ontario, September 2014.
  • “The Commercial Traveler: Jemima Morrell’s Swiss Journal& the Female Group Traveler,” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Conference, Victorian Media Seminar, Los Angeles, September 2013.
  • “Amy Dorrit, Gondoliers, and Other Tourists of Venice,” The Dickens Project Graduate Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, April 2013.
  • “Terrae Bene Cognitae: The Grand Tour and the Irritable Tourist,” Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Conference, Portland, ME, September 2011.
  • “Austen’s Fanny Price, Grateful Negroes and the Stockholm Syndrome,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) Annual Conference, Park City, August 2011.
  • “Mr. Meagles’ Tchotchkes: Dickens’ Little Dorritand the Cultural Currency of Souvenirs,” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA) Conference, Albuquerque, March 2011.
  • “Manlier than Mozart: The Anti-Wagnerian Stance of A Wicked Voice,” Thinking Gender Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, Los Angeles, February 2010

Courses Taught

Assistant Professor of English, Hostos Community College, CUNY:

Fall 2018

  • English 111: Literature and Composition
  • English 110: Expository Writing
  • English 100: Expository Writing (Developmental)

Spring 2018

  • English 110: Expository Writing
  • English 101: Expository Writing (Developmental)

Fall 2017

  • English 111: Literature and Composition
  • English 93: Core Reading and Writing (Developmental)

Teaching Fellow at UCLA:

  • English 3: English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language – Instructor, Spring 2014
  • English 3: English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language – Instructor, Winter 2014
  • English 3: English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language – Instructor, Fall 2013
  • English 4W: Critical Reading & Writing– Instructor, Spring 2011
  • English 4W: Critical Reading & Writing– Instructor, Winter 2011
  • English 85: American Novel – TA for Professor Chris Mott, Fall 2010
  • English 10B: Literatures in English, 1700-1850 – TA for Professor Sarah Kareem, Spring 2010
  • English 10C: Literatures in English, 1850-present – TA for Professor Michael North, Winter 2010
  • English 160: Early Romantic Literature – TA for Professor Saree Makdisi, Fall 2009

Teacher of High School English:

  • Advanced Placement English Literature – 2016-2017
  • 9th Grade – 2004-2005
  • 10th Grade – 2004-2007, 2016-2017
  • 11th Grade – 2005-2007
  • 12th Grade – 2005-2007, 2016-2017
  • Peer Mediation – 2005-2007

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association, 2008-present
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), 2010-present
  • North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), 2012-present
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, 2016-present

Volunteer Service

  • Macon Street Block Association
  • Paws For Life — Communications Advisor

Languages

  • French — fluent
  • Italian — conversational
  • Spanish — elementary

References