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 a third-year English PhD student at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. I received my BA in English and MA in English, both from CSU Fullerton. I am currently working towards an Early Modern Studies Concentration, while having just earned a Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate and a Certificate in College Teaching from Claremont Graduate University’s Preparing Future Faculty program. My areas of focus are in English Renaissance Literature, William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, and John Milton. My research interests include feminine psychology, critical race studies, neurodiversity, sexuality and desire, the virgin trope, and self-actualization.
I am a 2022-2023 Graduate Student Council Student Representative for the School of Arts and Humanities (SAH). I have been a mentor for the IGNITE: Claremont Graduate University Student Mentorship program for two years now and I currently work as a Substitute Teacher for the Corona-Norco Unified School District. I was recently hired to work in The Graduate Embedded Tutor (GET) program at Glendale Community College, as well as participate in Cerritos College's Teaching Assistant (TA) Program. Lastly, I was recently appointed as the first-ever Social Media Liaison for the scholarly association, The Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC).