Author Biography

Karen Griscom is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, specializing in seventeenth and eighteenth-century British literature, especially poetry, women’s writing, and translation. Karen is also an associate professor of English at the Community College of Rhode Island, where she teaches literature and composition.


I teach writing and literature at a community college, and I am a third-year Ph.D. candidate. Because I balance full-time teaching and graduate research, I am accustomed to the intensity of a heavy workload. Still, during this past year, my home and work responsibilities have multiplied and with that so has my anxiety. Stress and lack of time have made it challenging to write and research. However, two feminist organizations have helped me cope and remain hopeful about my scholarship.


Reflection, Pandemic, Writing