20th and 21st century American and British literature; poetry and poetics; cultural studies; literature and the social sciences.
Ingrid is a PhD candidate and Blair Dissertation-Year Fellow at the University of Chicago with previous degrees from Boston University (BA) and the University of Oxford (MSt).
She researches and teaches 20th century literatures in English, especially poetry and poetics, with regard to the relationship of literature to institutional and cultural histories, politics, and social science. Her dissertation, Sociological Poetics in the 20th and 21st Centuries: Imagining the Self as Social Problem, develops an interdisciplinary account of the limits and possibilities of individual self-expression and collective representation since the early 1900s through an original archive of what she calls “sociopoetic” works. Exploring a lineage of texts that self-consciously integrate and interrogate the logics, objects and formal characteristics of both sociology and literature, she hopes to break through academic silos and gain traction on the ways we think about subjective human experience in a statistical society.
In her spare time, Ingrid is an amateur student and performer of classical modern dance.