Carina Pasquesi


Location: 136 E. 25th Street, #1008


Carina Pasquesi specializes in American literature to 1900, queer and gender studies and critical race theory. Engaged with what are considered unconventional, antisocial or pathological modes of being and belonging, her research participates in conversations in American and sexuality studies concerned with temporality, space, risk and pleasure. Breaking with dominant models of reform and inclusion, she is interested in those spaces that make possible alternative ways of being in the world, reimagining what democracy and adulthood might be, spaces centered on risk and pleasure, not inoculation and normativity, from Maria Monk’s convent to Herman Melville’s bachelors’ paradise. Her recent publications include “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Cassy?: Reading Sentimentalism Against Itself in Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” forthcoming in Queer Objects (Auckland UP, 2019) and “The Perils and Pleasures of Drinking in Herman Melville and Will Self,”  in Queer Difficulties in Verse and Visual Culture (Routledge, 2017). Carina teaches courses in American literature, queer and feminist theory and global literature. Formerly managing Baruch’s Great Works of World Literature and First-Year Writing Programs, she is thrilled to be a part of Jewish Studies. Carina is convinced that she is stronger teacher, colleague and scholar because of her administrative work.

The City University of New York