Dr. Gray received her BA in Philosophy from Kenyon College, and M.A. and Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004). Dr. Gray’s work has focused on late 18th century and early 19th century German Literature, scientific theory, anthropology and aesthetics. Her publications include articles entitled, “Kant’s Race Theory, Forster’s Counter, and the Metaphysics of Color” published in 2012 in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and “Aesthetics, Anthropology, and the Limits of Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism in Georg Forster’s Reis um die Welt,” published in 2012, in New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century. She is currently working on several articles on the inter-connection between aesthetics and anthropology and on the those between philosophy and literature in works spanning Immanuel Kant’s career, in Georg Forster’s Voyage round the World and Friedrich Schiller’s On the Aesthetic Education of Man. Before coming to MSU, Dr. Gray was the Associate Director of the Program in Humanities and Human Values at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.