Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Rights
Primary Academic Program: Human Rights
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Literature
Biography:Professor Becker comes to Bard from the University of Chicago, where she earned her PhD in English language and literature and served as a postdoctoral teaching fellow. Her research fields include 20th and 21st-century Anglo-American literatures; poetry and poetic forms; literature and sociology; and humanistic inquiry in the social sciences. Publications include a double review of The Work-Shy by Blunt Research Group and Solmaz Sharif’s poetry collection Look, in Chicago Review; and a book-in-progress, Socio/Poetics: A Cultural History, which presents a new cultural history of the relationship between literature and sociology in the United States and the broader anglophone world since the early 20th century.
BA, Boston University; MSt, University of Oxford; PhD, University of Chicago. At Bard since 2022.