As an eldest child, Paige often wrote plays and taught her siblings how to act them out. This passion for fiction is central to her research and her love of teaching. She earned college honors at the University of California, Santa Cruz, majoring in Women’s Studies before going on to a Master’s Degree in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU. She completed her PhD in Comparative Literature with a Minor in English from the University of Minnesota, where she focused on experimental literature and film. As an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, she researched how copyright affects experimental literature. She is currently a candidate at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, and she sees clients in the clinic. Her essays have appeared in Parallax, The New Inquiry, ARIEL, darkmatter, and other venues.
Paige has taught and tutored in a wide range of settings, from small liberal arts colleges, to large universities in the US and in South Africa. In addition to literature, she has taught courses in writing, film, and cultural studies. She designed a highly successful writing program for students completing MA theses and academic publications. Whether working with non-native English speakers or advanced graduate students, Paige always gets a thrill out of meeting students where they are in their own academic journey and guiding students in the learning process. She finds that her training as a therapist helps her respond to a variety of study-related anxieties.
In her down time, she loves baking bread, practicing yoga, and hanging out with her cat, whom she calls Chicken.