Laura Evers is a second-year Ph.D. and a student in the film and media studies graduate certificate program. She serves as the Editorial Assistant for RHINO, a poetry journal based in Chicago, and writes occasionally for The Ampersand at Wash U. Her research interests include but are not limited to 20th century American literature, visual culture, and gender & sexuality studies. She taught a composition course entitled “Opera in the World” to students at the Cleveland Institute of Music and has presented her work at the University Film & Video Association and PAMLA. After teaching in Romania as a Fulbright Scholar, she earned an M.A. in International Education from Columbia University-Teachers College, and an M.A. in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in History and Sociology. She tweets @lauraevers.