Kaitlin Mondello is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at The Graduate Center. She is working on her dissertation on posthuman ecology in transatlantic Romanticism focused on the work of Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson. Her teaching and research interests include Ecocriticism and Animal Studies. She is an Adjunct Professor of English at Hunter College in New York City and taught previously in Florida at Stetson University and Daytona State College. She is a Writing Fellow at The School of Professional Studies and worked as a Writing Fellow previously with the Sustainability and Environmental Justice Program at John Jay College. She leads the Ecocriticism Public Working Group through The Center for the Humanities and is the author of “‘Perpetual Analogies’ and ‘Occult Harmonies’: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Ecological Selves” in Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins & Legacies (Lexington Books, 2016).