Kasia is a second year PhD student in the Romance Studies department specializing in 19th century French literature and culture. She received her B.A. from The George Washington University in 2012 in both International Affairs and French language and literature. Her research interests include the novel, 19th century panoramic literature, intersections between literature and journalism in the 19th century, and the relationship between urban space and identity. Fluent in Polish and Russian, Kasia also studies Polish and Russian literature and culture.