Sophia Hsu is Assistant Professor of English at Lehman College. She received her B.A. in English and Communication Studies from UCLA and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Rice University. Her research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century British literature, the novel, medical humanities, and women's and gender studies. Currently, she is working on a book project about the Victorian novel and its relation to the history of the population in the nineteenth century. Her research has appeared in Victorian Review and English Language Notes.