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Hilary Binda has a PhD in English and is a Senior Lecturer in the Visual and Critical Studies Department. She is also currently Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program as well as the SMFA Writing Program. Through the generosity of the Provost’s Office and the Tisch College of Civic Life, she is now the Founding Director of the Tufts University Prison Initiative at Tisch College, an initiative that includes the development of a Tufts college-in-prison program at the MCI in Shirley, MA.

Binda’s current research includes a study of the impact of college-in-prison on formerly incarcerated people nationwide. In her scholarship in literary studies, Binda works on the relationship between the literary and the visual registers as this productive tension informs the emerging discourses of time and sexuality in early modern England and as this tension resonates in the contemporary discourses of queer/feminist theory.