Elayne Tobin

Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh- Cultural and Critical Studies

Areas of Interest: Celebrity Culture; Popular Culture; Film and Television; History of New York; Bohemian Culture; Autobiography; Biography

Course(s) Taught: Writing I; Writing II: Memoir and Autobiography; Celebrity: An Historical Exploration of Modern Fame; Creative Writing: Global Voices; Distant Voices, Other Rooms: Autobiography, Memoir, and the Global Mind; Celebrity: An Exploration of Fame and the Global Brand

Fellowships/Honors:

    Director, Global Lecture Series
    Liberal Studies Distinguished Service Award, 2014
    Cultural Studies Dissertation Award
    Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
    LS Student's Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007

Teaching Statement: I teach a dialogue-based class, with contemporary readings and mixed media. I encourage students to take risks in their thinking and writing, while respecting the discipline of the crafts of writing and thought. I try to expose students to exciting examples of the written word, and of creative media production. By studying contemporary phenomenas, we can help formulate theories with important historical implications.

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