Before coming to New York University, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Manhattan College, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude and rightfully claimed the title of “Business Bitch.” However, soon after graduating, I realized that my true passion did not lie in business but in literary analysis. I specifically love reading and analyzing fiction books within the horror genre that emphasize marginalized individuals’ struggles and the injustices brought upon them by a predominately patriarchal and consumeristic society. At NYU, I hope to research how modern American fiction and non-fiction authors use their unique lives and experiences to inform others of the injustices happening in the world around them as well as how these authors can help re-sensitize people to cruelty brought upon others who may be different than them. Also, a side topic that I want to explore is how effective satire can be in helping address or bring attention to a societal issue or if satire inadvertently cements the beliefs and prejudices that individuals already hold.
Modern American Literature, Critical Theory, Popular Culture, Communication, Literary Analysis, Prose, Journalism, Philosophy of Religion, Human Experience, Psychology, Gender and Queer Theories, Postcolonial Criticism, New Historicism.