Amanda Claybaugh, an expert on 19th century novels and on reformist writings from the United States and abroad, has been named professor of English at Harvard, effective July 1.
Claybaugh is currently associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she has been on the faculty since 2001.
“Professor Claybaugh’s work is situated at one of the most interesting areas of literary study today, where critical debate about how to ‘place’ American literature continues to propel innovative scholarship,” said Diana Sorensen, dean of arts and humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). “Her peers note not only the breadth and reach of her interests, but also her ability to expand, transform, and supply new perspectives even in a much-studied field. Her record at Colombia confirms a stellar reputation as a teacher.”
To read the full release, visit the FAS Web site.