𝙲𝚑𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚊 𝙵. 𝙺𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚜
꧁ (𝚜𝚑𝚎/𝚑𝚎𝚛/𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚜) ꧂
"Feminist politics aims to end domination to free us to be who we are — to live lives where we love justice, where we can live in peace. Feminism is for everybody."
~ bell hooks, Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics
All About Me:
My name is Christina F. Kolias and I am a second-generation Greek-American scholar. I am an English PhD student at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. I received my BA in English and MA in English, both from CSU Fullerton in Fullerton, CA. I am currently working towards an Early Modern Studies Major Field, while having just earned a Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate and a Preparing Future Faculty Certificate in College Teaching from Claremont Graduate University. My areas of focus are in Renaissance Literature and Drama c.1300-1800, and Women’s and Gender Studies. My specific research interests include William Shakespeare; John Milton; Edmund Spenser; Christopher Marlow; Women’s and Gender Studies; with particular interests in feminine psychology, critical race studies, female chastity, and the virgin/whore dichotomy.
I have been a mentor for the IGNITE: Claremont Graduate University Student Mentorship program for two years. After completing a six-month Graduate Embedded Tutor (G.E.T) program at Glendale Community College, I worked as an Apprentice English PAL in the Peer Assistants for Learning (PAL) Program at Chaffey College. I am starting a new position as an Adjunct English Instructor for Chaffey College's English Dual Enrollment Partnership Pilot Program. I am partnered with a high school teacher at Rancho Cucamonga High School in the Chaffey Joint Unified High School District. I teach Chaffey's introductory English Composition Course (English 1A) in this program. Additionally, I was appointed as the first-ever graduate student Social Media Liaison for the scholarly association, The Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC).