Alya Ansari is a Ph.D. candidate in the program in Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, with a graduate minor in Moving Image, Media, and Sound Studies. Her dissertation takes a long view of the unique challenge posed by the representation of work in realist fiction from the nineteenth- and twenty-first centuries.

Alya is also an Assistant Editor at Cultural Critique.

Image courtesy Thomas McGlone. Cover illustration courtesy Maldo Malacek.