Sophie Christman Lavin is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in English Literature at SUNY Stony Brook University in New York. In addition to her M.A. in Aesthetics and B.A. in Philosophy, she earned two French language certificates from the Sorbonne. Her research areas include: nineteenth and twentieth-century environmental literary criticism and film criticism. Recent teaching experience includes: Introduction to Fiction, Nature in the Nineteenth Century, Ecopoetics, and The Modern Victorian Environment.