Emily Bald is a PhD Candidate in English, specializing in nineteenth-century U.S. literature, theories of time, and affect studies. Her dissertation-in-progress focuses on literature that challenges the various ways time was being codified and wielded as a source of social and political control in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from clocked factory labor to models of historical progress. She has published a chapter on industrial temporal “habits” in Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills in a collection of essays on novelistic time, and is currently working on an article that reads Ambrose Bierce's short fiction alongside mass cultural 1880s Civil War retrospectives such as Gettysburg Cyclorama.
She has taught literature and writing courses at the University of Washington for the past five years. Emily joined the Process editorial board in 2016. In the 2017-2018 academic year she began serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Process. This year, she will also serve as the assistant editor of Modern Language Quarterly: A Journal of Literary History.