Jacob Romanow is a PhD candidate in English at Rutgers University. His dissertation examines nineteenth-century genre form as participating in the history of privacy, showing how "exteriorizing" literary techniques reshaped ideas of character, surveillance, and nationhood. His work has been published in Essays in Romanticism and in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's Writing.
2020 Honorable Mention, 2019 Sally Mitchell Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper, North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)
2019 Marius Bewley Prize for the best essay written in course work at Rutgers, Rutgers University
2017 Graduate English Symposium Award, Rutgers University
2016 Graduate English Symposium Award, Rutgers University
2014 Sholom & Marcia Herson Scholarship Prize “for students in the Senior Class…who shall have done outstanding work in English Language and Literature and who intend to do graduate work in English literature”, Yale University
2014 John Hubbard Curtis Prize for Excellence in English Courses and in a Senior Essay, Yale University