Lloyd Alimboyao Sy
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2023
A.B., Brown University, 2016
I work on American literature, mostly from the long nineteenth century, focusing on Native literatures and the environmental humanities. My first book project reads the history of deforestation and the nineteenth-century American logging industry next to the works of Native writers who respond to the environmental and economic transformations of settler colonialism; broadly, it aims to register how these authors discern forms of life possible amidst ecological devastation. I also do work in digital humanities, and dabble in film studies.
My essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Early American Literature, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Studies in American Indian Literatures, Poe Studies, and Victorian Studies. My work has been supported by the Jefferson Foundation, the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, and the Bradley Foundation.