Gia Coturri Sorenson

Gia Coturri Sorenson

Office: 3210E MHRA


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro (May 2020)

M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro (May 2015)

B.A., University of California, Davis (June 2012)


Research and Teaching Interests

19th Century American and British Literature, Environmental Literature and Rhetoric, Ecofeminism, Historical Fiction, Literary Trees, Science Fiction, and Ecocomposition


Selected Conference Presentations

  • “An Uprooted Tree: Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Personified Trees and Displaced Native Americans.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association 91, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 2019.
  • “‘A Throne of Turf…Under the Twisted Branches of the Huge Oak’: Sir Walter Scott’s Forested Paradise.” Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Davis, CA. June 2019.
  • “‘As the tree…so the woman’: Trees, Spinsters, and Resistance in Mary Wilkins Freeman’s Six Trees.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference, Denver, CO. Nov. 2018
  • “Monkeyrusting: How the Humanities Can Encourage Rust in the Machine.” Twelfth Biennial Conference of Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Detroit, MI. June 2017.


Selected Awards

  • Summer Research Assistantship Graduate School, UNCG, 2019
  • Lyon Fellowship, UNCG, 2018
  • James Evans Award for Graduate Service, UNCG, 2016
  • Barwick/Sink Scholarship, UNCG, 2013


Gianina M Coturri-Sorenson – C.V.