Grace Lavery is an Assistant Professor of English at UC Berkeley, affiliated with the Programs in Critical Theory and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Her first book, Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan is forthcoming early next year from Princeton University Press, and she is currently conducting research on a second book-length project on realism, psychoanalysis, and the rhetoric of technique from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. From time to time she also publishes public essays on free speech, trans issues, and related political themes. She is a Pisces, a Water Pig, an Enneagram Type 3 with a 2 wing, an Instagram junkie, and a transsexual woman.
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