Lecturer in English and Humanities, Christ College
Anna Stewart graduated summa cum laude from the honors college at the University of South Carolina, with a BA in English and Spanish. She has completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also earned her MA.
Her dissertation, “Beyond Obsolescence: The Reconstruction of Abolitionist Texts,” analyzes abolitionist texts that were revised, adapted, and republished in ways that both reflected and contributed to the dramatic shifts occurring across the social landscape of the United States, from emancipation through the end of Reconstruction (1863 to 1877).
Stewart’s teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between literature, contemporary political debates, and communities of readers as well as how notions of race, gender, and citizenship developed in a culture of reform.