Lauren Bailey is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. She teaches at Queens College where she is the Assistant to the Directors of the First Year Writing Program. Her dissertation examines the crossover between the gothic, inheritance plot, and global economy by examining the disruptive force of foreign objects in nineteenth-century British literature. In summer of 2016, she completed the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on the History of Political Economy at Duke University. She also recently completed an archival research
fellowship at the New-York Historical Society.