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Dr. Marks is Professor of English and Co-Program Director of the Liberal Arts: Health Humanities option at LaGuardia. She received her Ph.D. from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Her monograph “I am because you are”: Relationality in the Works of Siri Hustvedt was published by Winter (Heidelberg University Press) in March 2014, and she co-edited the volume Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt’s Works: Interdisciplinary Essays (De Gruyter 2016). Dr. Marks has also published articles and book chapters in the field of health humanities, examining the relationship between literature and health. Her most recent article, “Contesting Imagined Communities: Minor Feelings, Opacity, and Spectrality in Ling Ma’s Severance” appeared in Amerikastudien / American Studies: A Quarterly in Fall 2022. She has taught courses in composition, cultural studies, American literature, and world literature at LaGuardia, Johannes Gutenberg University, Wagner College, Hunter College, and Columbia University. At LaGuardia, Dr. Marks particularly enjoys shaping initiatives that engage multiple disciplines to offer our students integrated learning experiences. To develop holistic learning opportunities at LaGuardia, she has been active across multiple areas in the Liberal Arts, including learning communities, the First Year Seminar, and the Health Humanities option.