My name is Christina F. Kolias and I am a second-generation Greek-American scholar. I am a third-year English PhD student at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. I received my BA in English and MA in English, both from CSU Fullerton. I am currently working towards an Early Modern Studies Concentration, while having just earned a Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate and a Preparing Future Faculty Certificate in College Teaching from Claremont Graduate University.  My areas of focus are in Renaissance Literature and Drama c. 1300–1800, and Women’s and Gender Studies. My specific research interests include psychoanalysis, feminist theory, critical race studies, and female chastity and sexuality.

I have been a mentor for the IGNITE: Claremont Graduate University Student Mentorship program for two years now. I currently work as a Substitute Teacher for the Corona-Norco Unified School District. I was recently hired to work in The Graduate Embedded Tutor (G.E.T) program at Glendale Community College and I was recently appointed as the first-ever graduate student Social Media Liaison for the scholarly association, The Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC).

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