Allston Burr Resident Dean of Harvard College, Leverett House
Education: B.A., Columbia University (2003)
M.A., Columbia University Teachers College (2005)
Ph.D., Boston College (2015)
Interests: Contemporary American literature; American immigration narratives; American cinema; the intersection of political policies, narratives, and social action
Selected Works: “Edwidge Danticat’s Immigration Triad.” Heather Ostman and Howard Tinberg, Eds. Teaching Writing through the Immigrant Story. Logan: Utah State University Press, forthcoming.
Rejection and Disaffiliation in Contemporary American Immigrant Narratives. New York, Palgrave Macmillan: 2018.
Review of Bridges to Memory: Postmemory in Contemporary Ethnic American Women’s Fiction, by Maria Rice Bellamy. Multiethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) 43.2 (2018): 235-237.
“Reimagining the Ethnic Bildungsroman through Contemporary American Immigrant Literature.” Timothy Lanzendoerfer, Ed. The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.
“Rewriting Master Narratives: Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies.” Rebecca Harrison and Emily Hipchen, Eds. Inhabiting La Patria: Identity, Agency, and Antojo in the Work of Julia Alvarez. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2013.
As a Resident Dean at the College, I work with students from a wide array of backgrounds. I invite all undergrad and graduate students to reach out and connect about your education and/or personal path. I was a non-traditional student in both college and grad school, so I welcome the opportunity to hear your story.