Sarah Blackwood researches and teaches nineteenth-century American literature and visual culture and is assistant professor of English and director of the American Studies Program at Pace University. She has also written about contemporary American culture for various publications, including The Awl, The Hairpin, and Television Without Pity. With two other partners in crime, she edits Avidly.org. She lives in Brooklyn with a dog, husband, and baby, not entirely in that order. You can follow her on Twitter.