Leah Claire Allen is a Visiting Assistant Professor, program in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at Grinnell College. Her current book project “In Praise of Bad Critics” revisits... See full profile
Steve Andrews teaches mostly 18th and 19th century American Literature. His primary research interests are literary pragmatism, the poetics of landscape, and the cultural history of... See full profile
Tim Arner specializes in medieval literature. His research and teaching interests include the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer, the influence of classical texts on Middle English poetry, and... See full profile
Dean Bakopoulos' first novel, Please Don't Come Back from the Moon (Harcourt, 2005), was a New York Times Notable Book; his screenplay adaptation of the novel is being developed for the... See full profile
George Barlow is a poet who earned a B.A. in English from California State University, Hayward, an M.A. in American Studies and an M.F.A. in Poetry, both from the University of Iowa. He... See full profile
Shanna Greene Benjamin, associate professor of English at Grinnell College, is a literary critic and biographer who studies the literature and lives of black women. She has published on... See full profile
Michael Cavanagh (Ph.D.) specializes in modern poetry, English and Irish literature from 1800 to the present, Milton, Dante, and Joyce.
His publications have appeared in English... See full profile
Elizabeth Dobbs regularly taught courses on rhetoric and historical linguistics, and seminars on Chaucer and other English and European medieval writers. She co-taught a MAP Seminar, “... See full profile
Theresa (Terri) Geller teaches courses in film and media studies, literary and critical theory, and feminist and queer studies. Her research interests include film history, continental... See full profile
Astrid Henry teaches a wide variety of courses in Grinnell’s Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Program, including Introduction to GWSS (GWS 111), Theory and Methodology in... See full profile
Carolyn Jacobson's current research looks at Victorian novelists who made use of various disease theories to describe human relationships.
Shuchi Kapila has published in major journals such as Victorian Studies, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and Interventions. Her book, Educating Seeta: Family Romances of British India, was... See full profile
Anson Koch-Rein is a Visiting Assistant Professor, program in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at Grinnell College. He holds a PhD from Emory University's Graduate Institute of the... See full profile
Hai-Dang Phan teaches the survey and seminar in ethnic American literature, the craft of poetry, introduction to literary analysis, and studies in genre (the essay).
He is the... See full profile
Saadi Simawe has taught English and African-American literatures. He also has offered independent projects on comparative literature and Middle Eastern literature. He has published... See full profile
Erik Simpson's literature courses focus on British writing from Shakespeare to the present, especially the literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His primary research... See full profile