Emma Mincks is pursuing her PhD in 19th century British and Irish literature with a focus on transatlantic discourses of masculinity and the subversion of gendered rhetoric through colonial subjectivity and indigeneity. She received her MA in Literature from the University of the Mexico in 2011, her BA in English (minor in psychology) from Gonzaga University.
She has over 12 years of tutoring experience and enjoys workshopping and brainstorming with students one-to-one. Her teaching is heavily influenced by the personal relationships she built with her undergraduate professors at a small liberal arts college and the impact they had on her life.
Emma has a diverse life and work experience as a freelance writer, writing tutor, blogger, editor, ABA therapist, and professional pet enthusiast, but found nothing she loved more than the academic rigor and the freedom of research in UNM’s literature program.
Some of Emma’s favorite pastimes include hiking, walking with her dog Georgie, volunteering, finding words to describe the smell of books, and watching Jane Austen adaptations.