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Victoria Bokaer

Collections Librarian, Alumni Library


Areas of Specialization

Library collections (digital and print)

Other Areas of Interest

Paleography, Shakespeare, and disability and queer studies


BA in English and Narrative Forms (magna cum laude), Bard College at Simon’s Rock

As the collections librarian, Victoria is responsible for maintaining and expanding the library’s physical and e-book collections. They are a former Simon’s Rocker with a senior thesis on representations of trauma in First World War poetry. They are part way through a masters in Shakespeare studies from King’s College London, primarily focusing on trans and nonbinary gender expression in Elizabethan theatre.

Victoria has worked in libraries since their time as a student at Simon’s Rock–though they started volunteering in libraries in middle school. They lived in London for several years where they worked as a public librarian in the Richmond Upon Thames library system before moving back to the Berkshires to rejoin the Simon’s Rock library team.