Nick Marsellas


Teaching Assistant


I started the PhD program at Pitt in 2015 with interests in Caribbean gender and sexuality – these have grown into something of a queer oceanic enthusiasm. Situating myself in Caribbean literature has helped develop an interest in rhetorics of relationality and exchange that have influenced both my pedagogy and scholarship. My current project uses historical and literary representations of pirates to understand queer theory’s relationship to antinormativity and the state.