Jessica Simon

PhD Candidate

Columbia University

Jessica Simon is a Ph.D student in the Subcommittee on Theatre and English and Comparative Literature where her interests include melodrama, the interrelation of theatre and the novel, and theories of emotion and physiology in the Victorian period. She’s in the midst of writing her dissertation on how Victorian critics and writers imagined the transmission of affect and emotion across different mediums to audiences. She received her M.A. from the University of Chicago and her B.F.A. from New York University. Jessica has also taught two years of University Writing. Her specialties include: research strategies, brainstorming, organization, University Writing, humanities writing, and thesis writing.