Nicole Gervasio

Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature

Columbia University

Public Humanities Fellow

Nicole Gervasio is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her work explores the politics of representing traumatic absence and mass violence in literatures of the Global South, particularly questions concerning ethics, aesthetics, gender, resistance, sexuality, race, and terrorism. In addition, she is a poet and volunteer mentor with Girls Write Now, the only arts nonprofit dedicated to girls’ writing in New York City. She also has a B.A. in English and Growth & Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College and has been the recipient of Mellon Mays, Beinecke, and Javits Fellowships. During her Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellowship, Nicole will bring together high school students from diverse backgrounds for reading and writing workshops aimed at bridging divides between them.