Victoria Papa is Assistant Professor of English at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Her research and teaching areas include 20th- & 21st- century Literature, Modernism, Gender + Sexuality Studies, Visual Culture, and the Digital Humanities. Her work is especially interested in the relationship between creativity and survival.
Victoria is currently at work on a book project that explores quotidian trauma and what she deems "aesthetics of presence” in 20th- and 21st-century writing and art. This project offers an account of survival’s link to creativity through an examination of the haptic dimensions of inhabited time in creative work attuned to the lived experience of trauma.
In 2016, Victoria received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University where she taught in the Writing Program from 2009-2017. She holds an M.A. in English from the University at Albany, S.U.N.Y. (2006) and a B.A. in English from Saint Anselm College (2005).