Andrea Crow

Andrea Crow is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Her dissertation, "Ruling Appetites: The Politics of Diet in Early Modern English Literature," traces how eating practices became inseparable from political identity in the early modern English imaginary. "Ruling Appetites" reveals that a concern with food insecurity shapes many of the major works of early modern English literature, and traces how authors experimented with literary form in order to elucidate how diet shapes political reality. 

Andrea's work has been published in Shakespeare Quarterlyand Early Modern Women, and she has articles forthcoming in SEL: Studies in English Literature and Christianity and Literature. Andrea has received a grant-in-aid from the Folger Shakespeare Library to pursue her research as well as a Foreign Languages and Area Studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to further her study of Classical Arabic. 

Andrea is deeply engaged with Columbia's Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She served as an interviewer for an oral history project on the formation of the Institute and is pursuing a graduate certificate in feminist scholarship. As a member of Women Mobilizing Memory, an international working group of academics, activists, and artists, she has presented research and developed public humanities projects addressing gender, cultural memory, and political violence. Andrea also is heavily involved in university government: she served as her department's representative to the Graduate Student Advisory Council, as a member of the University Senate representing graduate students in the humanities, and as part of the organizing committee in the Graduate Workers of Columbia unionization movement.
Andrea received an M.Phil. and M.A. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia (2015, 2013), an M.A. in English with an interdisciplinary certificate in Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University (2011), and a B.A. in English with a minor in Latin from Gonzaga University (2009). 

Academic Interests:

early modern literature, food history, poetry and poetics, drama and theatrical culture, book history, gender and sexuality, the intersection of England and the Arab world, academic labor and the future of the university