Kaitlyn Smith is a PhD student at the University of South Carolina specializing in the literature of the American South from the Civil War to civil rights period. At U of SC, she teaches first-year English, helps manage the Language Conflict Project, and facilitates LGBTQ+ Safe Zone trainings for faculty and students. Her areas of interest are southern literature, race, technology studies, digital humanities, and mapping. Her article, “‘A Fellow Feeling for Lads’: Civil War Nursing and Queer Family-Making in Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches,” recently appeared in Pacific Coast Philology. Over the summer, she served as the 2019 Eudora Welty Fellow, and she is currently preparing to write a dissertation on race, space, and technology in the literature of the American South.