Anna Peak joined the Intellectual Heritage Program in 2011, where she regularly teaches all varieties of Mosaic, including Honors, online, and ESL sections. Her overarching research interest is in the ways that theories of aesthetics are inflected by race and social class. Her work is forthcoming in the journals SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1600-1900; Victorian Review; Victorian Literature and Culture; and in the forthcoming Research Companion to Anthony Trollope. Peak is currently working on two book-length projects, one on race and musicology in nineteenth-century Britain, and the other on Victorian constructions of China and the Chinese. She also serves on the editorial board of the journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies.