Currently at USC, Ed Kozaczka studies eighteenth-century British literature, gender studies, queer theory, feminism, and imperialism. He received a B.S.E. in English Education from Mansfield University in 2007 and an M.A. in English from Binghamton University (SUNY) in 2009. His current project traces a queer-feminist, counterintuitive genealogy of the eighteenth-century British novel, and it establishes a counter tradition to the imperial model of subjectivity that we now take as axiomatic to the rise of the novel. He has published in various venues on Jane Austen, Penelope Aubin, Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Frances Burney, and Edgar Allan Poe. He is currently working on a scholarly edition of Aubin's novel The Noble Slaves, which will be published in April 2015, and his proposal for a scholarly edition of Maria Edgeworth's moral tale, Angelina, has been solicited by editors. His second original manuscript will examine the relationship between torture and truth in eighteenth-century literature and visual media (from Aphra Behn to Marquis de Sade to William Blake), focusing on how different genres reproduce and deconstruct this problematic relationship and its connection to Enlightenment values. Ed is also the Associate Editor of the Arab World English Journal, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that reconciles Arab and Western scholarship. At the University of Southern California, Ed has taught first-year composition in the Writing Program and in the interdisciplinary Thematic Option Honors Program. He has also taught eighteenth-century survey courses at Los Angeles City College, Rhetoric & Composition at Binghamton University (SUNY), and Literature & Film at Mansfield University. In his personal time, Ed enjoys hiking, skiing, and writing reviews of Los Angeles drag shows.