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Rachel E. Adams

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Title Professor
Department English-Compar Lit
Email rea15@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 3831
Address 602 Philosophy
Mail Code: 4927
United States
Biography

B.A, University of California, Berkeley (1990); M.A., University of Michigan (1992); Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (1997). Professor Adams specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American literature, media studies, theories of race, gender and sexuality, disability studies, and globalization. Her current book project studies cultures of the North American continent from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Her book, Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination, was published by the University of Chicago Press in Fall 2001. She is also co-editor (with David Savran) of The Masculinity Studies Reader, which was published by Blackwell Press in 2001. She is editor of a critical edition of Kate Chopin's The Awakening (Fine Publications, 2002). Recent articles have appeared in journals such as American Literature, American Literary History, American Quarterly, Minnesota Review, Camera Obscura, GLQ, and Signs. For three years she served as Managing Editor of Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies. From 2004-2005 she was Global Fellow at UCLA's International Institute. With Prof. Carol Levander of Rice University, Prof. Adams convened a 2007 NEH Summer Seminar on Hemispheric American Literature.