Holly Jackson is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Chair of the English department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and is the author of AMERICAN BLOOD: THE ENDS OF THE FAMILY IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1850-1900 (Oxford UP, 2014), which has been positively reviewed in many academic venues as well as the Times Literary Supplement. Her work on nineteenth-century American literature and culture has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, as well as in popular venues online and in print. Her research has received attention in media outlets including the Boston Globe, the American Scholar, and the London Review of Books, and she has been interviewed on local and national radio. She is the winner of the Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature as well as the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association article prize. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.