Kaitlin Mondello is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, (CUNY) in New York City. She currently is working on her dissertation on posthuman ecology in transatlantic Romanticism. She is a Mellon Science Studies Fellow, Adjunct Professor of English at Hunter College, and a Writing Fellow at John Jay College. She has taught elsewhere in New York City and in Florida, and her research interests include ecocriticism, animal studies, and new materialism.