Nicolina Astorina



Nicolina Astorina


B.A. in English, minor in Psychology, magna cum laude, St. John’s University

M.A. in English, St. John’s University




She is a currently an M.A. student in English and Graduate Assistant on the Staten Island campus at St. John’s University. As a graduate assistant for the Office of Vice Provost, she works with various local Staten Island high schools by coordinating visits for St. John’s faculty to talk to high school students about their ambitions, expectations, and careers goals for college. Further, Nicolina helps the department on several projects and work towards enhancing the Staten Island campus life for all students.

After graduating with my B.A. in English, she worked with MacMillan Higher Ed Publishing Company as an Editorial Intern. Her personal academic interests lies between the 19th century and 20th century. Nicolina especially enjoys gender and identity studies within the late Victorian and early modernist literature, with additional interest in 18th century literature and the history of sexuality. Currently she is working on her Master’s thesis, which will involve research into the change in temporality in modernism, with an thorough analysis on works by James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, attending Broadway shows, and traveling.

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