Christian Gerzso


Christian Gerzso

Office Location:Hauge Administration Building - Room 220-K

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of English


  • Ph.D., English Literature, New York University, 2012
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 2004

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Late nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature and culture
  • International modernisms and avant-gardes
  • Modern drama
  • Literary and critical theory


  • Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, New York University (2011)


Christian Gerzso was born in Mexico City, where he received a B.A. in English from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2004). In 2012 he received a Ph.D. in English from New York University with his dissertation The Labors of Leisure: The Intellectual Work of Wilde, Woolf, and Orwell.

 Gerzso’s teaching emphases include late-nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature and culture, modern and avant-garde drama, literary and visual modernisms, and literary and cultural theory. In 2015-2016 Gerzso will teach an International Honors interdisciplinary course on theories and representations of labor, from the Industrial Revolution until today, an English 200-level course on postwar British drama and popular culture, an English 200-level course on British modernism and the city, a 300-level survey of literary theory, and a WRIT 101 course on visual art and culture.

His research examines how interwar British writers turned to the essay in order to theorize intellectual labor at a time of economic and political crises, the consolidation of the leisure industry, and the emergence of professional intellectuals.