Paige Sweet has PhD in Comparative Literature and is a former Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests include literature and film, as well as feminist, psychoanalytic, queer, and decolonial theories. Her writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, Parallax, ARIEL, and other places. Her essay, “Mask Up: Identifying Anger in Gender and Racial Formations” was awarded the 2023 Symonds Prize and will be published in Studies in Gender and Sexuality in September 2023. In addition to the Brooklyn Institute, she also teaches for the Bard Prison Initiative and Infinite Text Collective. She is also Chair of the Sexuality and Gender Initiative at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis.