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 has appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture; SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1600-1900; and Victorian Review. Peak is currently working on two book-length projects, one on musical aesthetics and literary formalism in nineteenth-century Britain, and the other on Victorian constructions of China and the Chinese. She sits on the editorial board of the journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies and is also serving as guest editor for a special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review on "The Arts in the Periodical Press."