Jacob Nielsen is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is broadly interested in realism, the nineteenth-century novel (in both English and Spanish), material culture, and the transatlantic economic, aesthetic, and imperial relationship between Great Britain and South America. Jacob graduated from BYU with a BA in International Relations (2017) and MA in English (2019). As a graduate instructor at BYU, he taught courses in rhetoric, composition, and social science writing. After graduating in 2019, he was hired as a visiting instructor for the 2019-20 academic year at BYU, where he taught survey courses in British literary history, contemporary world literature, and literary theory.