Irina Markina-Baum is a third-year graduate student in the French and Italian Department at Princeton University.
In 2013 she received her BA in Romance Languages (French and Italian) with a minor in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania (with distinction, summa cum laude). She is interested in the literature and visual art of the Belle Époque, and particularly in the representation of the human body as a machine. She is also examining the role of objects and their relationship to mankind. Irina currently serves as a McGraw Teaching Fellow at Princeton.