Christopher Packard

Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

Ph.D., New York University- Literature

Areas of Interest: Literary and Visual Cultures of North America prior to 1900,; Queer Studies; Native American studies; Ethnography

Course(s) Taught: Writing I & II; Cultural Foundations III; Approaches- Sophomore Seminar; Senior Thesis; Senior Colloquium

Fellowships/Honors:

    Research Challenge Fund, Liberal Studies, NYU, summer 2011
    NEH Summer Research, 2010, The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
    The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, TX, 2004

Teaching Statement: Student engagement is my main goal in every classroom; therefore, student-centered discussions, student-lead presentations, small group workshops, and in-class writing occur more frequently than lectures. Assignments often extend to the cities that surround the students: comparative museum studies, reviewing theatrical performances and musical events, making ethnographic observations of everyday life. These techniques not only teach students to analyze culture directly (in addition to our classroom approach of analyzing texts and images in representations), but they also prompt students out of passive learning postures.

Publications:

  • Queer Cowboys and Other Erotic Male Friendships in 19th Century American Literature, Palgrave/Macmillan 2005, St. Martin's Press, 2006
Updated on 02/22/2016