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Asa Seresin


My dissertation, Conflict of Interest: Heterosexuality and Genre in U.S. Modernity, traces the emergence of modern heterosexual identity in American fiction and film, 1890-1930. Other primary areas of research include visual art, trans studies, and psychoanalysis.

I have given invited talks at diffrakt: zentrum für theoretische peripherie, the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art London, Kunstinstituut Melly, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Oxford. In summer 2021 I taught a seminar on histories and cultures of the global AIDS crisis to high school students as part of the Penn Summer Program. 

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