Kayla Chronister

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2016-2017
PhD Student, English Literature
Portrait of Kayla Chronister
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Kayla Chronister is a doctoral student in English Literature. She is originally from Seattle and holds a BA in Literature from Seattle Pacific University. Her research interests include Gothic literature, interactions between folklore and written literature, and the politics of genre. Prior to starting her graduate studies, she spent a year teaching and mentoring sixteen children at a group home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In her spare time, she writes horror and fantasy short fiction. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and Shimmer.