Alexis A. Ferguson

Alexis Ferguson
Alexis A. Ferguson

Alexis A. Ferguson (they/them) joined the Department of English at Princeton University in 2018. Their research examines nineteenth-century physiological and sexological texts, realist novels, and narrative forms to explore the historical and discursive distinction between sex and gender, the creation of the cis-gendered body, and the ways in which literary texts imagine gender before and beyond cisness. These interests come together in their dissertation, “Making Cis: Gender in the 19th Century.” Alexis is also pursuing a graduate certificate from Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and holds an M.A. in English from Princeton University (2020) and a B.A. in English from Cornell University (2017).