Margaret Galvan is a PhD candidate in English and a film studies certificate candidate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is writing a dissertation entitled “Archiving the ’80s: Feminism, Queer Theory, & Visual Culture” that traces a genealogy of queer theory in 1980s feminism through representations of sexuality in visual culture. She recently received an Advanced Research Collaborative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies to support this dissertation work. Her writings, which explore the intersection of critical theory and visual representation of female bodies, can be found in publications like the Graphic Novels (Salem Press, 2012) reference work and in the forthcoming book, The Ages of The X-Men (McFarland, 2013). She has taught both at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Borough of Manhattan Community College and works as an Instructional Technology Fellow at Brooklyn College. In her instructional technology capacity, she also serves as one of the coordinators of OpenCUNY.org, a student organized, free and open-source platform for the CUNY Graduate Center community.
Teaching and Research Interests
American literature, gender & queer theory, feminist literature, graphic narrative, late modernist literature, technology, twentieth and twenty-first century literature, visual culture
B.A. English, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2007 M.Phil. English, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012