Alexandra J. Gold
Teacher | Writer | Feminist
Research & Teaching Interests:
poetry & visual art
post-45 American culture
gender & sexuality studies
Originally from Jupiter, FL, I earned my PhD in English from 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 manuscript project that explores collaborations between painters and poets in artists' book form.
I earned my B.A. (English, Creative Writing, and Political Science) and M.A. (English) at the University of Pennsylvania, where I 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 the streets of Boston and working out with November Project, doing crossword puzzles, watching (admittedly too much) television, and playing with my dog, Zorro. I've also been a weekly kitchen volunteer at the Women's Lunch Place for over two years - a community that I really love.
For more on poetry, art, popular culture & everything between, follow me on Twitter @agold258!