About the Authors

Jana Mader

Jana Mader is a writer and Lecturer in the Humanities at Bard College. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Munich and has taught at the University of North Carolina and The Juilliard School. Her research focuses on 19th-century literature and art, women writers of the 19th century, and environmental humanities; she is also an Associate Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. Her first novel Wir alles, wir nichts was published in Germany in 2018. As a scholar and writer, she works at the intersection of theory and practice. Jana lives in New York. More information about her work can be found at janamarlene.com.

Kaitlyn Allen

Kaitlyn Allen is an art historian with a Master's in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Africa from the Sainsbury Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, UK. Her research focuses on the intersection of indigenous women and queer artists within cultural domains, Appalachian artists and architecture, and the portrayal of animals in historical objects. She has worked as a Lecturer at Western Carolina, a used and rare bookseller for Downtown Books & News in Asheville, and a curatorial assistant at the Asheville Art Museum. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, and works with private art collectors and contemporary artists. For more about Kaitlyn, please visit kaitlynallen.com.