Alexandra L. Milsom is an Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College, CUNY. She earned a B.A. in English from Yale University, and an M.S. Ed. in Adolescent English from Fordham University. After teaching English Language Arts for grades 9-12 at Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx, she returned to school to earn an M.A. and then a Ph.D. in English Literature from UCLA. Her research interests include tourism history, Romanticism, Victorian literature, and musicology. She has published articles on these topics in Persuasions, Literature Compass, Studies in Romanticism, Keats-Shelley Journal and Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. She is currently completing her first book, which tracks the development of the guidebook genre alongside Catholic Emancipation in Great Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth century.
At Hostos, Professor Milsom teaches introductory literature and college writing courses, and she has developed a “Gothic and Horror” curriculum and a poetry survey course. She is the co-advisor to the Hostos English Club.