Aileen holds a B.A. in French literature with the premedical curriculum from Columbia College and a Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton, where she studied British Romanticism and Critical Theory. She has been published in scholarly journals, including Comparative Literature, the Keats-Shelley Journal, European Romantic Review, and the Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature. A chapter in A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Age of Romanticism, Revolution and Empire is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press. She has taught courses on British Romanticism, psychoanalytic theory, and George Eliot at Princeton, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore. At Columbia, Aileen teaches English literature, as well as Contemporary Civilization and Literature Humanities in the Core Curriculum. Her first job after college was at The Metropolitan Opera, and she enjoys theatre, opera, tennis, swimming, yoga, food, and making French pastry.