Cheryl Alison is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at Tufts University, with an M.A. in English Literature, also from Tufts. Her dissertation is entitled Creatures of Habit, and combines fine arts studies, theatre, drama and the novel in its study of our structures of home, habit,and routine. Prior to joining the SMFA as an instructor in English and writing, she taught English 1 and 2 at Tufts University for four years. Her interests include late Modernism in both English and American literature, as well as visual culture and literary theory.