Merve Emre is associate professor of English at Oxford University and fellow of Worcester College. She holds a BA from Harvard and an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale. She is the author of two books: Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, November 2017); and The Personality Brokers (New York: Doubleday, September 2018), which investigates the strange, secret history of personality testing. Her essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, Bookforum, The Baffler, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, where she was senior humanities editor. For more information, please see merveemre.com.