Sabrina Gilchrist is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, where she focuses on Victorian Literature and Women’s Studies. Her primary research interests include dance, performance, class, gender, and the body. Her dissertation examines how Victorians understood the waltz, which, despite its lascivious reputation, was extremely popular throughout the period.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.