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Mindy Buchanan-King is pursuing her Ph.D. in American literature at UNC Chapel Hill, with a graduate certificate in Literature, Medicine, and Culture. She is a teaching fellow, with courses taught in basic writing, rhetoric and composition, and writing in health and medicine. She also serves as a graduate research assistant for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her graduate research is focused on the twined relationships of visual culture, medicine, science, industrialization, war, and slavery in late 19th-/early 20th-century U.S. literature, particularly as such realms affect the body and historically inform the conceptualization and visibility of disability. Mindy is originally from Virginia and received her B.A. from Emory & Henry College and her M.A. from the College of Charleston. Her master’s thesis focused on Edith Wharton’s use of Romanticism in conceptualizing the artistic self in Hudson River Bracketed.

Mindy was the recent recipient of the Robert Bain Award for Excellence Achieved by a Second-Year Student in Pre-1900 American Literature and was awarded a Latina/o Studies Teaching Award in Fall 2021. She has published in the Quarterly Review of Film and Video and has a journal article forthcoming in Edith Wharton Review. She also serves as a graduate senator and volunteers as a transcriber on the original manuscript of Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed, for The Complete Works of Edith Wharton to be published by Oxford University Press.