Christy L. Pottroff is a Ph.D. candidate at Fordham University in New York City where she specializes in nineteenth-century American literature, queer and feminist theory, and digital humanities. Her dissertation, “The Mail Gaze: Early American Women’s Literature, Letters, and the Post Office, 1790-1865," examines the fascinating and understudied influence of the United States Postal Service on women’s participation in early national literature and politics. Christy has received fellowships from the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Santander Universities International, and Fordham University. She has an M.A. in Cultural Studies from Kansas State University.