Alexandra Pugh is a PhD candidate in French and women's studies at King's College London. Her PhD is funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership. Her areas of interest are literature, film, feminism and queer theory; her PhD thesis uses the work of Virginie Despentes as a prism for examining contemporary queer and feminist thought. She has published articles in Paragraph, French Studies Bulletin and College Literature on Despentes, Maggie Nelson and Roland Barthes. She has also published critical essays in Public Books and the Oxford Review of Books. She has an MSt in Women’s Studies and a BA in History and French from the University of Oxford.