2012 Centre for American Studies Fulbright Visiting Scholar Announced

Dr. C. O'BrienThis year's Centre for American Studies Fulbright Visiting Scholar will be Dr. Colleen O'Brien. Dr. O'Brien is an Assistant Professor of Early American Literature at the University of South Carolina-Upstate. Her research interests include hemispheric American studies and the history, literature, and culture of the nineteenth century. She earned her Ph.D. in English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and has published various journal articles on transnational race relations, gender and sexuality. Her first book manuscript, Romance and Rebellion in the Nineteenth Century Americas, is in review at the University of Virginia Press. During her time at Western in 2012-13 she will be working on her second major project, Metaphors of Heart’s Blood and Home: Black Revolutionaries and Agrarian Freedom in the Americas.