Karen E. H. Skinazi, Ph.D., is an academic practice advisor and lecturer at University of Birmingham. She teaches Foundation of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education; Supervising Students; and American literature. Before coming to the UK, she was a lecturer at Princeton University, University of Alberta, and Fordham University. Her essays have appeared in a number of scholarly journals, including American Studies, Canadian Review of American Studies, and MELUS, and in 2012, Skinazi published a critical edition of Winnifred Eaton (Onoto Watanna)’s Marion: The Story of an Artist’s Model with McGill-Queen’s University Press. She has a PhD in English and American literature from New York University and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.