Anna P. Grelson is a dissertator in the Comparative Literature & Folklore Studies Department. Anna works in Russian, German and Ancient Greek and her dissertation focuses on questions of gender, kinship and empire and more specifically how they are interconnected and dependent. She is examining how literature and literary criticism are uniquely able to examine these issues and explore their various positionings. Definitions of gender impact definitions of the family, which then ultimately impacts definitions of the political.
Throughout the course of her graduate work at UW-Madison, one of the things she is proudest of are her numerous opportunities to work as a Teaching Assistant for a wide variety of courses, ranging from the study of Ancient Greek mythology, to Criminal Justice in America, to Hans Christian Andersen and many other fascinating topics in between.