Associate Professor of English and Department Chair
Rachel joined the department in the fall of 2004 and received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in the spring of 2005. Here at Lewis and Clark, she offers courses in early and nineteenth-century American literature, Melville, Dickinson, and Hawthorne. She’s currently working on two research projects: one on mid-nineteenth-century literary models of personhood and the other on satisfaction (both the sort we find in literature and the kind we find in life). Her articles have appeared in the Yale Journal of Criticism and Novel: A Forum on Fiction.
SpecialtyEarly- to 19th-century American lit, African American lit, literature and ethics
PhD 2005, MA 2000 Johns Hopkins University
BA 1994 Williams College