Rachel Walsh


Assistant Teaching Professor

404 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions

Ph.D English, Stony Brook University
B.A. English with dual minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and History, Bowling Green State University

Research Interests: Multiethnic American and Global Literatures, Critical Race Theory, Global Migration, Neoliberalism and Precarity, Biopolitics, Trauma and Memory Studies, Theorizations of Counter-terror and Drone Warfare, International Studies

Courses Taught

ENG. 4800/INST. 3800: Global Migration and Memory in World Literature
ENG. 2110: African American Literature Survey
ENG. 2750: American Literature Survey, 1865-1945
ENG. 2620: World Literature
ENG. 2010: Introduction to Literature
ENG. 1500: Literature and Culture
INST. 2000: Introduction to International Studies

Select Publications

"Forecasting Catastrophes of Whiteness: Reading Affects of Neoliberal Realism and a Multiracial Precarity in Atticus Lish's Preparation for the Next Life." Contemporary Literature, vol. 60, no. 4, Winter 2019.

"Dispatches from the Flightpath: Toward a Counter-archive of Drone Warfare in Atef Abu Saif's The Drone Eats with Me."   Accepted book chapter in Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices (Palgrave Macmillan Press, Forthcoming)

“What Stories We Tell When We Talk About Torture: Mapping the National Family and the Geopolitics of Compassion in Rendition and 24: Redemption.” Society and Space: Environment and Planning D, Special Issue: Geographies of Counter-Terror Culture, vol. 29, no. 1, 2011, pp. 150-68.

“‘Not grace, then, but at least the body’: Accounting for the Self in J.M. Coetzee’s Age of Iron.Twentieth-Century Literature, vol. 56, no. 2, 2010, pp. 168-195.

“Marriage in Henry James’s Major Works.” A Critical Companion to Henry James: A Literary Reference to His Life and Works. Edited by Eric Haralson and Kendall Johnson, Facts on File Press, 2009, pp. 413-14.

“Perverted Conversions: Sovereignty, the Exception, and the Body at Abu Ghraib.” Radical Philosophy Review, vol.10, no. 2, 2007, pp. 133-48.

Works in Progress

            "'We are dying from so many stories': Data Fascism and Archival Bodies in Daniel             Borzutzky's THE PERFORMANCE OF BECOMING HUMAN" (Manuscript in progress)       


American Comparative Literature Association

Modern Languages Association

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