Lauren Allison Heintz
Email Address: lheintz@ucsd.edu
Year of Entry: Fall 2009
Ph.D. Program - Literatures in English


Office: LIT 242

Research Interests:

I am a PhD candidate in Literature in English. I work on nineteenth century US studies, particularly the period from the Haitian Revolution to the end of the US Civil War. My research focuses on histories of slavery, miscegenation, alternative kinships, and gender and sexuality. Ultimately, my research seeks to intervene in queer theories of the nineteenth century through considering how racialization and sexual erotic practices in the slave economy set a foundation for queer modes of thought

Research Skills:

I am currently the editorial assistant for the journal GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies published by Duke University Press. My research skills include archival research, library research, editorial reviews, and copy editing.