Alex Brostoff is a writer, teacher, and PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality. She earned her BA in Comparative Literature at Sarah Lawrence College (2009) and her MA in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction (2013) while teaching and translating at the Pan American School of Bahia, in Salvador, Brazil. Her dissertation investigates innovative new bodies of theory — from "theory in the flesh" to "autotheory" and beyond — that rewrite the relationship between embodied experience and critical theory in the Americas. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in ASAP/Journal, The Believer Magazine, Hyperallergic, and Hypocrite Reader.
At the Townsend Center, Alex is the program coordinator for Art of Writing, and she works closely with the Course Threads program, Bear's-Eye View, and the Townsend Honors Thesis Workshop. She also assists with administration of the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Writing.