Working-class studies, 19th-century novel, sociolinguistics, graphic narrative, labor studies
Stephen completed a BA with a self-designed, interdisciplinary major in Comparative Literature at Sewanee: The University of the South. He taught middle and high school literature in Georgia before pursuing an MA in English at Georgetown University. Stephen has also taught freshman-level rhetoric and composition courses at Northern Virginia Community College and Howard University.
Stephen is now a doctoral student in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. His current research interests include nineteenth-century transatlantic novels, working-class studies, graphic narrative representations of trauma, sociolinguistic theories of class coding, and developments of the taboo or the unspeakable in depictions of labor.
MA in English, Georgetown University
BA in Comparative Literature, Sewanee: University of the South