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      I’m a PhD student of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a focus in women’s life writing in Europe and the Americas from the 19th-century to present. I explore the creative registers and cultural/historical resonances of letters, diaries, journals, biographies, autobiographies, fictional novels, and social media which represent individual lives. My studies place lesser known authors and forms alongside more traditional figures and genres to consider whose lives are worth knowing, why, by whom, and in what forms.


      Ph.D., Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, Expected June 2023

      M.A., English Literature, Mills College, 2017

      B.A., English Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008

      Emily Travis

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