Bard Faculty

Michelle Sipe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities


B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. Sipe most recently served as the director of writing and professor of literature at Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences in the West Bank, where she developed the curriculum for first- and second-year composition. Her writing courses covered a range of topics, including memory and identity, the politics of language, and food and culture. Other areas of expertise include comparative literature, composition and rhetoric, British literature, and Victorian literature. She previously taught at Queens College and Bard’s Language and Thinking Program. Publications include “Landscape Aesthetics and the ‘Inscaping’ of Class in Elizabeth Hamilton’s The Cottagers of Glenburnie,” in Deterritorialisations: Revisioning Landscapes and Politics; and “Romancing the City: Arthur Symons and the Spatial Politics of Aesthetics in 1890s London,” in Imagined Londons. At Bard since 2017.