Alumni (Fellow)

Stephanie Bernhard

Gregory L. and Nancy H. Curl Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2016
Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
B.A., Brown University (2009); M.A., Grad (2014); Ph.D., Grad (2018)

Stephanie traveled to England this summer to work in the Thomas Hardy archives in Dorchester. She is now working on the Hardy chapter of her dissertation, which is about how writers thought about agriculture in the late 19th and early 20th century. Along with her student Andrew Boddie, she won the 2014 Brett Baxley Gosnell Award for the teaching of First-Year writing. Stephanie published essays on literature, climate change, and agriculture in ‘The Millions’ and ‘The Los Angeles Review of Books’.

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