Christian Gullette is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the department with a focus on Swedish literature and film. His research interests include intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Swedish literature and film, and together with his Ph.D. coursework, he is currently completing the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. His research interests also include works by August Strindberg and fin-de-siècle Scandinavian decadence. Christian is also a translator, and his translations of Swedish poets Jonas Modig and Kristofer Folkhammar have appeared in journals such as The Colorado Review and Bloom. A poet himself, Christian received his M.F.A in Poetry from the Warren Wilson M.F.A program for Writers in 2010, and his poems appear in various journals and anthologies. He was selected by poet and National Book Award nominee Carl Phillips as one of the winners of Knockout Magazine’s Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize. After his B.A. in English from Bates College and a few years working at Random House and Alfred A. Knopf publishers, Christian earned his M.Ed. at George Washington University and taught for several years before returning to the classroom as a student himself.