About


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Alexandra J. Gold

Teacher | Writer |  Feminist

Research & Teaching Interests:

 poetry & visual art

post-45 American culture

gender & sexuality studies

reception/semiotic theories

critical pedagogy

popular culture


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. 

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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"