Lauren Miskin

Graduation Year: 2016


Ph.D., Southern Methodist University (2016)
M.A., Drew University (2009)
B.A., The College of New Jersey (2006)


The 18th and 19th Century Novel, Feminist Theory, and Material Culture


Dissertation Title

"Earthly Things: Exotic Objects and the Fashioning of Empire in British Literature of the Nineteenth Century"



8th Grade English Teacher and Middle School Writing Center Coordinator at the Hockaday School. I also recently joined the board for the Woodrow Wilson Community Foundation.



“Pastoral Authorship and Porcelain Figurines: Pope’s Elite Aesthetic and the Fashionable Decorative Commodity,” in Fashion and Authorship: Literary Production and Cultural Style from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century, Edited by Gerald Egan. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 

“The Victorian ‘Cameo Craze’: Cameos, Femininity, and the Fashioning of Britain’s Imperial Identity.” Victorian Review 42 (Spring 2016): 167-184.

“‘Jezebel’s Monopoly of the Rouge Pot’: Cosmetics, anti-Semitism, and Xenophobia in Victorian Print Culture.” Victorians Institute Journal 43 (Fall 2016): 7-40.

“‘True Indian Muslin’ and the Politics of Consumption in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 15.2 (Spring 2015): 5-26.