Olivia Loksing Moy earned her B.A. in English from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. An Associate Professor of English, she directs the Macaulay Honors College at Lehman, the Lehman Scholars Program, and the Lehman English Honors Program. She is the founding director of The CUNY Rare Book Scholars.
Moy specializes in nineteenth-century British literature with interests in poetic theory and Gothic literature. A Romanticist and Victorianist, she has published award-winning articles in major academic journals, including Comparative Literature, Victorian Poetry, Victorian Studies, Women’s Writing, and Studies in Romanticism. Her book, The Gothic Forms of Victorian Poetry, is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press. With Marco Ramírez Rojas, Moy is translating Julio Cortázar’s Imagen de John Keats. She is also a collaborating editor on the Michael Field Diaries Project.
In 2019, Moy was named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar (Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader) by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars for her excellence in research, teaching, and scholarship. For her translation work, she received a 2018 Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. research grant. Moy currently serves as Vice President of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association and as Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Keats-Shelley Association of America. She co-organizes the CUNY Victorian Seminar and serves on the special functions committee of The Grolier Club.
At Lehman College, Moy is faculty on the (Dis)ability Studies minor and was advisor for the Lehman LGBTQ+ Alliance (now Lehman Crystal Queer). She has organized college-wide events such as Frankenreads and The Audre Lorde Great Read. Along with Dhipinder Walia and Lise Esdaile, she is co-organizer of the Activism in Academia Symposia at the Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center.
For further information, see Professor Moy’s personal website.