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I’m an English literature Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University. My work focuses on American gothic literature and contemporary horror films. I’m particularly interested in defining the American eco-gothic. Prior to joining the doctoral program at Stony Brook, I worked as a high school teacher within the NYC public school system. This invaluable experience has led me to develop a passionate and continuing interest in pedagogical practice.

Outside of my academic life, I’m a podcast aficionado, tea addict, and novice yogi. Some of my favorite days are spent going to the theatre.


Stony Brook University
Ph.D. in English Literature (Anticipated 2021)
Advanced Certificate in Teaching Writing (Anticipated 2018)

NYU Steinhardt
MA in Educational Theatre & Social Studies (2013)

Adelphi University Honors College
BFA in Theatre Arts (2011)

Other Publications

  • “’It’s a dog eat dog world’: The Neoliberal Horror of Texas Chain Saw Massacre II.” Oh, The Horror: Politics and Culture in Horror Films of the 1980s, edited by Kevin M. Scott & Connor M. Scott, McFarland & Company, Forthcoming.



Upcoming Talks and Conferences

I am chairing the “American EcoGothic” panel at the 2019 NeMLA Conference in Washington, D.C. Want to join me? Submit an abstract. 

Caitlin Duffy

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