Grace Lavery

Grace is a prominent public intellectual and writer, and the most followed transgender scholar in the world on social media. She was born in Birmingham and studied at Oxford and Sussex, and is now Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley, specializing in Victorian literature and culture, trans feminist studies, and contemporary popular culture. She is the author of QUAINT, EXQUISITE: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan (Princeton UP, 2019), and has contributed essays to VICE, Slate, The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, Catapult, Roxane Gay’s Gay MagAutostraddle, and Them. Her speculative memoir about recovery and transition, Please Miss, was sold at auction will be published by Daunt Books in the UK and Basic Books in the US in Spring 2021.