about

phd photoHelene Remiszewska teaches literature and composition at New York City College of Technology and York College/CUNY. She completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. She also holds an M.A. in English from UT Austin (2013) and a B.A. in English and American Literature from NYU (2011).

Her research focuses on labor and the laboring body, haunting and the supernatural, and American literature to 1865. She has also written on histories and depictions of cannibalism, industrial capitalism, and New York neighborhoods. She’s taught classes on race, gender, and fashion, marginalized literary communities and pop culture, and nineteenth-century world literature, in addition to several first-year writing courses.

Her current book project explores how early American fantasies of colonial violence prefigure working-class ideologies of national belonging in the mid-nineteenth century.