Liza Shapiro is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY researching androgynous poetics, disgust, and new forms of female embodiment in British and Russian modernism. Liza has taught composition, literature, and language courses at Hunter College and is currently a Teaching and Learning Fellow at the Macaulay Honors College and a writing consultant to social work Ph.D students at Yeshiva University. She boasts a Soviet birth certificate and lives in Queens with two cats and a husband, and is an avid fan of cheese, American Horror Story, and finely chopped garlic.  Her work appears in MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture.