Christina F. Kolias is a second-generation Greek-American scholar. She is a second-year English doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Christina received her BA in English and MA in English, both from California State University, Fullerton. Christina is currently working towards an Early Modern Studies Concentration while earning a Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate and a Certificate in College Teaching with Claremont Graduate University’s Preparing Future Faculty program. Christina’s areas of focus are in English Renaissance Literature, William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, and John Milton. Christina’s research interests include feminine psychology, critical race studies, sexuality and desire, the virgin trope, and self-actualization.
Christina is also the 2021-2022 Vice President of the Claremont Graduate Student Council. She is a mentor for the IGNITE: Claremont Graduate University Student Mentorship program and currently works as a Substitute Teacher for the Corona-Norco Unified School District.
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