Alina Gharabegian is Associate Professor and Chair of English at New Jersey City University. Her training is in Victorian literature, and she teaches 19th-century British literature, Modern Poetry, and writing. More recently, her scholarly attention has been drawn to questions of the East/West divide in literature. She is at work on a manuscript provisionally called The Poetics of Mourning in the Middle East. If she finds a spare moment, she turns to the tango.