Celeste McAlpin-Levitt is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation, “Flesh and Blood: The Inbred Grotesque and Queer Kinships in the Rural Gothic,” explores twentieth century global Rural Gothic literature and film’s relationship to cultural imaginaries of the rural poor, whiteness, disability, intrafamilial sexual abuse, and gender. Her broader areas of research interest include settler colonial studies, biopolitics, and media studies.

Research Areas

  • c. 1800-1945
  • c. 1945-present
  • American Literature
  • Genders and Sexualities
  • Global Literatures

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