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Nat Rivkin


I am a PhD Candidate in English at Penn. My research interests include premodern poetry, trans studies, and the history of sexuality. I am working on a dissertation that examines gender, race, and classical reception history in late medieval and early modern England.

I hold graduate certificates from the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning. I was a coordinator of the Gen/Sex Working Group (2020–22) and the Premodern Studies Seminar (2022–23). For the AY 2022–24, I am a Graduate Associate for the Trans Oral History Project run by the Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies. My writing is forthcoming in Exemplaria.

I received a BA in English and Gender & Women's Studies from Pomona College.

Courses Taught

spring 2023

ENGL 4958.301 Bad Romances: Gawain to Gaga  

spring 2022

GSWS 002.001 Gender & Society  

fall 2021

GSWS 002.202 Gender & Society  
GSWS 002.205 Gender & Society  

spring 2021