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Aisha Dad-Van Veldhuizen

Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University, Comparative Literature
MA, Brandeis University, Ancient Greek and Roman Studies
BA Honors, Wellesley College, Comparative Literature and Classical Civilizations

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Hello! I’m a Graduate Coach with InGenius Prep, based in New Haven. I am also a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at Harvard University where I focus my doctoral research on myth and mythology across Ancient Greek and Latin literature, Classical Persian literature, and South Asian literature. More specifically, I unpack the genre of epic poetry and prose by exploring the figure of the epic hero (both male and female) and delving into epic representations of motherhood and maternity. But my academic expertise are much wider than my doctoral research and include 19th and 20th Century American literature, Arthurian legend, history and legend of Alexander the Great, Magical Realism, and Postmodernism. For my archaeological interests, I make sure to take every opportunity to do ‘on-the-ground’ research which has, in the past, included trekking through ancient sites across Greece and Italy and tracking, on-foot, Alexander the Great’s route through South Asia.
I have been a Teaching Fellow for undergraduates both at Brandeis and Harvard University. My teaching has ranged from high-enrollment courses such as The Ancient Greek Hero to one-on-one junior and senior Comparative Literature tutorials where students constructively explored their individualized academic interests. I have also taught SAT prep to high-school students. I believe teaching to be a dynamic experience that involves collaborative critical thinking and dialogue. At InGenius Prep, I strive to apply the same teaching philosophy in helping students navigate through their college applications so that they feel excited and positive throughout the entire application process.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy baking anything with chocolate chips and traveling to new places whenever I get the chance!