MemberSara Wilson

…2017: PhD in English Literature, Temple University

2012: MA in English Literature, Temple University

2008: BA in English Literature, University of Pennsylvania…

I just finished my PhD in English Literature at Temple University, where I am also staff writer and sometimes photographer for the College of Liberal Arts website. My dissertation on 1930s British naturalism explores the work of Samuel Beckett, Jean Rhys, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf. I live in South Philly with my husband and cat and am a 2016-2017 Connected Academics Proseminar Fellow.

MemberDaniel Nutters

…Temple University
Ph.D. English (2017)

S.U.N.Y Buffalo
M.A. English (2009)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A. English (2008)…

Daniel Rosenberg Nutters recently earned his Ph.D. in English from Temple University with a specialization in American and European literature from Romanticism through Modernism and critical theory. He is at work on two interrelated projects: The Humanist Critic: Lionel Trilling and Edward Said and The Man of Imagination: Henry James and Romantic-Modernism.

MemberElizabeth Rodrigues

I work on data as an epistemological concept, life writing, and comparative approaches to modernist and multiethnic U.S. literatures. Prior to this, I was  a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at Temple University, specializing in digital humanities methods. My dissertation examines the relationship between life writing forms and data collection as an emerging epistemology of the social and the self in U.S. modernist literatures.

MemberTiffany DeRewal

…Temple University
Ph.D. Candidate in English (anticipated defense Fall 2018)


Villanova University
Masters of Arts in English (2010)


Messiah College
Bachelor of Arts in English (2007)…

Ph.D. Candidate in English at Temple University (18th-19th c. American Literature and Medical Humanities) and Writing Instructor at Rowan University I am pursuing a PhD in English literature at Temple University. My dissertation, “The Resurrection and the Knife: Protestantism, Nationalism, and the Invention of the Cadaver During the Rise of American Medicine” focuses on the intersection between gothic fiction, medical historiography, and religious ideology in the early American republic, with particular attention to the cadaver as it is created in cultural, medical, and spiritual discourse. This research unites my interests in the social history of medicine and the dynamics of the religious imagination in the 18th and 19th century United States. Research Interests: 19th c. American literature, literature and history in the early American republic, the medical humanities, gothic literature, spirituality and science Teaching Interests: writing across disciplines, writing with technology, digital research methods and pedagogy

MemberJessica Lewis-Turner

I focus primarily on American literature in English from the long nineteenth century. My focuses in this period are medical writing, sexuality, and disability. These interests have led me to write about medical and sexological treatment of sexed bodies. My dissertation addresses how hermaphroditism functioned as a metaphor in medical and literary texts. I specifically look at Julia Ward Howe’s Laurence MS, medical and popular literature from the mid-century, homosexual autobiography from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (especially Autobiography of an Androgyne) and hermaphroditism in works of American modernism.I’m a PhD candidate at Temple University, and am writing my dissertation now!

Membersteven bell

…temple university libraries…

Steven J. Bell is Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, design thinking, user experience and library leadership. Steven is a co-founder of the Blended Librarian’s Online earning Community on the Learning Times Network. He blogs at Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences, and is the founding blogger of ACRLog. His column “From the Bell Tower” appears weekly at Library Journal’s Academic Newswire. He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership”. For additional information about Steven J. Bell or links to his projects, point your browser to    

MemberLaura M. Holzman

Dr. Laura M. Holzman is an Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at Indiana University, IUPUI, where she is also appointed Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art. As an engaged art historian, her work is dedicated to activating art history, its methods, and its related institutions as tools for strengthening communities, expanding democratic discourse, and creating a more reflective society. Her first book, Contested Image: Defining Philadelphia for the Twenty-First Century (Temple University Press, 2019), analyzes public discourse, historical art, and the struggle to shape Philadelphia’s reputation during an important moment of change in the city. Her writing has also appeared in venues such as Public Art Dialogue and Public: A Journal of Imagining America. At IUPUI, Laura teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as public art, curatorial practice, museum history and theory, and urban visual culture. She regularly develops exhibitions and public programs in collaboration with community partners.