About


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Alexandra J. Gold

Teacher | Writer |  Feminist

Research & Teaching Interests:

 poetry & the visual arts

post-45 American culture

women's, gender, & sexuality studies

reception/semiotic theories

critical pedagogy

popular culture


Welcome to my page!

Originally from Jupiter, FL, I earned my PhD in English at Boston University in 2018, where I also received Graduate Certificates in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Writing Pedagogy. I now teach as a Preceptor in the Harvard College Writing Program. My research focuses on 20th and 21st century experimental poetry and visual art, and I'm currently  at work on a book project about collaborative artists' books by painters and poets. 

I received my B.A. in English/Creative Writing and Political Science and M.A. in Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, where I first discovered my love of modern and postmodern poetry. At Drexel, BU, and now Harvard I have had the pleasure of teaching courses on poetry, writing composition, feminist and queer theory, and popular television. 

Beyond the classroom, I enjoy running, biking, and working out with November Project, cooking, crossword puzzles, watching admittedly too much television, and spending time with my Australian Shepherd Zorro (pictured right!). I'm also a weekly kitchen volunteer at Women's Lunch Place - a community that I really love. 

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For more on poetry, art, popular culture & everything between, follow me on Twitter @agold258!

The words are purposes. / The words are maps. / I came to see the damage that was done / and find the treasures that prevail
— Adrienne Rich, "Diving into the Wreck"