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Meet the Team

Kristen Cardon

Kristen Cardon is a PhD candidate in the English Department at UCLA. Her fields are postcolonial, British, and queer literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries with additional emphasis in disability studies and environmental humanities. She has a B.A. and M.A., both in English Literature, from Brigham Young University, where her research focused on connections between twentieth century literature and early modern drama. Kristen’s present project is an interdisciplinary study of suicide notes in relation to both literary form and to species suicide in the Anthropocene. She has presented research on queer Mormon suicide prevention at Exponent II and at the University of Arizona.

Averyl Dietering

Averyl Dietering is an English PhD candidate at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses primarily on the interplay between emotions, gender, race, sexuality, and religion in the early modern period in England, but she also occasionally writes about LGBTQIA+ Mormon history. She is married to Kristen Cardon, and they currently reside in California with their dog, Eliot.

Kerry Spencer

Kerry got her PhD from the University of Wales and taught writing at BYU for 15 years. She now teaches writing at Stevenson University and lives in Maryland with her partner, Heather, and two children. Follow Kerry on Twitter @Swilua 

Her story is here.


Charlie Greenlee