Therese Cox

PhD student in English and Comparative Literature

Columbia University

Therese Cox is a PhD student in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She writes about contemporary British and Irish literature, architecture, and urban planning. As a 2018-19 Public Humanities Fellow, she will curate a project called You Are Here: Girls Map New York City. Together with local teaching artists and community partners, young women from New York City’s public schools will explore histories of the city, the politics of map-making and zoning, and issues of public space, race, and gender. The project will explore art, storytelling, poetry, and creative cartography as empowering practices, culminating in an exhibition and reading.