Keya  Kraft
Assistant Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Russell Hall 204
Phone: 205-726-2949

 Dr. Keya Kraft graduated from Washington University in 2009. Her dissertation, "Gothic Mansions and Victorian Churches: Literary Discourses on Nineteenth Century Architecture," she explores how architecture provides another medium to understand the tension within Victorian culture. She currently is expounding on this topic to publish as a book, From Ruin to Monument:Re-imagining the Gothic in the Victorian Period.

As the University liaison for the BACHE Visiting Writers Series, Dr. Kraft interfaces with other local universities to plan, secure, and schedule noted writers to speak with students about their writing. She is also an active volunteer for DISCO (Desert Island Supply Company), a local, nonprofit organization that designs creative writing programs for area students of under-served schools.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A., College of William and Mary
  • M.A., Washington University at St. Louis
  • Ph. D., Washington University at St. Louis


  •  North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
  • North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)