B.A., Colby College, 2014
Kristen Starkowski joined Princeton’s English department in the fall of 2014, after earning her Bachelor’s degree from Colby College. In 2013, she was awarded a nationally-competitive Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study. Her research interests include Victorian literature, minor characters, disability studies, penny dreadful novels, and the ethics of care. She is a contributor and researcher for Nineteenth-Century Disability, a peer-reviewed digital reader and collection of primary texts on physical and cognitive disability in both England and the United States throughout the long nineteenth century. Kristen is currently at work on a project that reframes the role of the minor character in 19th century novels.