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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Vicky Cheng

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate and Teaching Associate



400 Hall of Languages


  • Degree: Began PhD program in 2013
  • Concentration: British Literature (19th century)
  • Advisor: Coran Klaver

Vicky Cheng is a Ph.D. Candidate who entered the program in 2013 (B.A., English, Furman University). Her research and teaching interests focus on nineteenth-century British literature and culture, with a specific focus on queer and feminist readings of Victorian texts. Her dissertation project examines literary representations of Victorian female characters who reproduce themselves, their femininity, and their desires through strategies of corporeal performance and material embodiment.

She has assisted in teaching ETS 114: Survey of British Literature (1789 to Present) and ETS 145: Reading Popular Culture, and has taught ETS/WGS 192: Gender and Literary Texts, ETS 153: Interpretation of Fiction, ETS 155: Interpretation of Nonfiction, ETS 182: Race and Literary Texts.

  • BA English, Furman University