Assistant Editors

Work of cotton and silk: purple, white, and black in repeating linear patterns.


The primary responsibilities of Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom's assistant editors are to create and prepare content for online publication, including website maintenance and development, developing new topic clusters, hosting conversations, and seeking out potential guest hosts for Zoomcasts.


Headshot of Kristen Figgins.Kristen L. Figgins holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arkansas. Her specialization is nineteenth-century British literature, critical animal studies, and adaptation. Her current research involves tracing how developments in natural science and animal rights philosophy are adapted in transhistorical literature. You can read her recent research in such publications as Literature/Film Quarterly, Adaptation Before Cinema (Palgrave, 2023), and her co-edited book, Boom or Bust: Narrative, Life, and Culture in the West Texas Oil Patch (Oklahoma University Press, 2021). Pronouns: she/they.

Headshot of H Fogarty.H Fogarty is an academic advisor in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at the University at Buffalo (UB), where they work with graduate students across disciplines applying to national and international awards. They previously taught composition and literature in the University at Buffalo’s English department. While in the English department, they conducted research on antiracist assessment, from which they developed contract grading materials for the composition program and collaborated on a linguistic justice handbook for UB faculty. Whether in an academic or administrative capacity, H draws on antiracist and disability pedagogies to guide their work. Examining Victorian literary and psychological depictions of touch, their current book project argues that the formal “failures” of genre fiction – and some realist fiction – create spaces for authors to engage creatively with phenomenological questions. Work from this project has been published in SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Headshot of M.A. Miller standing with a second person holding abalone.M.A. Miller is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in English at the University of Nevada, Reno ([email protected]). They have recent and forthcoming publications in  MELUS, Victorian Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, a special issue on “Transing Romanticism” in European Romantic Review , the edited collection Unsettling Sexuality: Eighteenth-Century Queer HorizonsThe Edinburgh University Press Companion to Queer ReadingThe Routledge Handbook of Trans Literature, and The Handbook of Trans Ecocriticism,  that tend to the intersections of trans studies, environmental studies, and studies of empire and the Global South. They are currently working on two monographs, “Trans*-imperial Ecologies: Empires’ Cultivation of the Ideal Trans Subject” and “Gender Unconformities: Deep Time’s Racial Matters.” Pronouns: they/he.

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Anonymous Yoruba Artist. Shawl (Aso Oke). [nineteenth century]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012.335. Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0). Public Domain Dedication. Purchase, Mrs. Howard J. Barnet Gift, 2012. Purchase, Mrs. Howard J. Barnet Gift, 2012. The use of this image here and other such images on our recent Call for Syllabi and Syllabus Cluster (Open) pages allude to the efforts of Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom to engage in unlearning by working across disciplines, cultures, and historical periods, while introducing alternate ways of knowing and representing the world into Victorian Studies.

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“Assistant Editors.” Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom, 2023,