Kristine Guillaume is a PhD student in English and African American Studies and a Dean’s Emerging Scholar at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on 20th and 21st century African American prison writing. Prior to Yale, Kristine completed a master’s degrees in English and American Studies and in Intellectual History at the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She graduated with honors in History and Literature and African American Studies from Harvard in 2020. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Kristine wrote her senior thesis on the prison writings of Angela Davis and George Jackson.