Maureen DeNino is a PhD candidate in the Department of French & Italian. Before coming to Princeton in 2013, she studied at New York University and the University of Colorado - Boulder. Her research considers the relationship between nineteenth-century colonial culture and literature across a broad range of print and archival sources, situating literary works in the context of contemporary colonial events, debates, criticisms, and scandals. Her dissertation traces how modern colonial literature emerged from the crucible of the late nineteenth-century press, and reconstructs the role of telegraph dispatches, colonial reportage, and newspaper chroniques in the elaboration of new literary forms and styles. Other research interests include global media circulations, book history and print culture, and Franco-German cultural exchange.