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Victoria Papa is an Assistant Professor of English at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Her research and teaching areas include 20th Century and Contemporary Multiethnic Fiction and Poetry, Modernism, Gender + Sexuality Studies, Visual Culture, and the Digital Humanities. Her work is especially interested in the relationship between creativity and the survival of trauma. 

Her book project, Aesthetics of Presence: The Invention of Survival in the Twentieth-Century, offers an account of survival’s link to creativity and present moment time through an examination of twentieth-century writing and art engaged with the trauma of "everyday" oppression.

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).