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.
HNRS 122: Reading the Arts (Graphic Novel as Literature)
MA in English, Georgetown University
BA in Comparative Literature, Sewanee: University of the South