Matthew Choi Taitano (he/him) was born and raised in Guam. His dad is native CHamoru, and his mother is Korean. “Taitano” is a native CHamoru last name that translates to “no land” in English. Matthew left for the mainland United States for the first time at 18 years old to attend Princeton University, from where he graduated with an A.B. in English and certificates in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2020. After Princeton, Matthew took two years off before attending Northeastern University, from where he graduated with an M.A. in English and certificate in Digital Humanities in 2023. In summer 2023, Matthew started his Ph.D. in Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies at Purdue University. At Purdue, he is the recipient of the Purdue Doctoral Fellowship and a research assistant for the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). His research interests triangulate through Victorian studies (particularly the Victorian novel), digital humanities (particularly text encoding and digital pedagogy), and critical race theory (particularly the theory of intersectionality).