Curriculum Vitae

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2022 – Ph.D. in English Literature (In Progress)
2018 – M.A. in English Literature
University of Pennsylvania

2016 – M.A. in English Literature
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Medieval Studies
The Ohio State University

2014 – Bachelor of Arts and Science in Honours Environment (First Class)
Minor in English Literature
McGill University

Publications and Digital Projects


Digital Projects

Awards and Honours

  • Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (2016-21).
  • Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (2019).
  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship (2019).
  • Grants-In-Aid for “Creating Nature” (2019) and “Digging the Past” (2018), Folger Institute.
  • SASgov Travel Grant, University of Pennsylvania (Spring 2018; Fall 2018).
  • Delmas Foundation Scholarship, California Rare Book School (2018).
  • Distinguished University Fellowship, Ohio State University (2014-15).
  • Marco Manuscript Workshop Travel Grant, University of Tennessee (2015).
  • Margaret Pratt Scholarship, McGill University (2011-12).

Conference Participation

1. Papers Presented

2. Exhibits Curated

  • Scanning the Skies: Astronomy and Medieval Society. Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, University of Pennsylvania (March 7-9, 2019).
  • Mediocre Manuscripts @ Penn. Medievalists @ Penn Conference, University of Pennsylvania (February 22, 2019).

3. Conferences Co-Organized

4. Panels Organized

  • Treating Animals: Veterinary Science in the Middle Ages. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 7-10, 2020).
  • Middle Grounds: The Politics and Aesthetics of Medieval Mediocrity. International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 7-10, 2020).

5. Panels Moderated

  • Poetics and Politics of Mediocrity. Medievalists @ Penn Conference, University of Pennsylvania (February 22, 2019).
  • Teaching Feminist, Queer, and Trans Theory. Trans Literacy Project, University of Pennsylvania (October 29, 2018).
  • Poets and Their Poetry: Mutable Forms, Fluid Personas. MRGSA Graduate Conference, Ohio State University (October 23-24, 2015).

Teaching Experience

1. University of Pennsylvania

  • Summer 2019: Pre-Freshman English Writing: Place and Belonging (Instructor of Record).
  • Spring 2018: Introduction to Shakespeare (Teaching Assistant).
  • March 2018: Workshop on Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll (Junior Teacher).
  • Fall 2017: Chaucer: Medieval Poetry & Modern Performance (Teaching Assistant).

2. The Ohio State University

  • Fall 2015, Spring 2016: First Year Writing (Instructor of Record).

3. AIESEC International & ICL Group of Colleges (Haryana, India)

  • Summer 2011: English as a Second Language (Teaching Intern).

Relevant Work Experience

  • Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Emily Steiner, University of Pennsylvania. Research Assistant (Summer 2017).

Media and Blog Posts

  • Bloch, Julia, Allison Cobb, Knar Gavin, Aylin Malcolm, and Brian Teare. “New Writing Through the Anthropocene.” PennSound Podcasts, episode 63, Kelly Writers House, April 2, 2019.
  • Davis, Heath Fogg. Interview with Aylin Malcolm. Alice Paul Center Podcasts, episode 2.2, Alice Paul Center, October 19, 2018.
  • Malcolm, Aylin, and Emily Steiner. “Lost Words.” Penn Arts and Sciences 60-Second Lectures, University of Pennsylvania, September 12, 2018.
  • Malcolm, Aylin. “Medieval Treasures, Future Trash.” Field Notes, Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities, August 13, 2018.

Professional Service

Technical Skills and Interests

  • Proficient in Adobe Audition & Photoshop, Audacity, GIS, HTML, LaTeX, Omeka, XML. Basic proficiency in CSS, Python.
  • Indolent Books. Poetry manuscript reader (October 2018-present).
  • CKUT Campus-Community RadioArts & Culture/Music Intern (Summer 2013); volunteer (2012-14). Selected interviews archived at

Professional Memberships

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment; Canadian Society of Medievalists; Delaware Valley Medieval Association; International Marie de France Society; Medieval Academy of America; New Chaucer Society.


1. Historical

  • Advanced proficiency in Middle English
  • Reading proficiency in Latin, Old English, Old & Middle French, Old Occitan

2. Modern

  • Fluent French
  • Intermediate Spanish and Turkish
  • Basic Italian