Leslie Leonard is working towards a PhD in American Literature and American Studies (defending in March 2022). Leslie’s discovery of an unpublished text by Frederick Douglass appears in the fall 2021 issue of J19. Leslie is currently using an Andrew W. Mellon short-term research fellowship at the Massachusetts Historical Society in order to critically engage … Continue reading Leslie Leonard
Sophia Basaldua-Sun is an independent scholar of comparative literature. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stony Brook University. She lives in New York, where she spends her days working for Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. As a comparatist she works on Argentine, U.S., and French literature with a focus on turn-of-the-century prose depicting New York, Buenos Aires, and Paris. … Continue reading Sophia Basaldua-Sun
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