W337 South College

Faculty Bio

Brenna M. Casey’s research and teaching interrogate the transnational routes of American literature and visual culture during the long nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is currently at work on a book project that tracks the collusion of early photography with the consolidation of racial categories and governmental border controls during the first hundred years of the medium.

Professor Casey received BAs in English and Hispanic Studies from Boston College; an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame; and a PhD with a certificate in Feminist Studies from Duke University. She has previously taught in the Department of English and the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University, the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and English at Wake Forest University; and the English Department at Kenyon College. 

Her academic work has appeared in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth Century American Studies, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, and African American Review. Her public-facing work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, The Assembly, and The New York Times, among others.