Lesa Scholl is Master of Kathleen Lumley College, the postgraduate college of the University of Adelaide, and she is the current recipient of the Armstrong-Browning Library Three-Month Research Fellowship. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on representations of hunger and poverty in nineteenth century Britain, and her publications include: Translation, Authorship and the Victorian Professional Woman (Ashgate, 2011), Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature (Routledge, 2016), and the forthcoming Hunger, Poetry and the Oxford Movement (Bloomsbury, 2020). Lesa was the editor of Medicine, Health and Being Human (Routledge, 2018) and co-editor of Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell (Ashgate, 2015). She is also the editor-in-chief of Palgrave’s Encyclopedia of Victorian Women Writers.