Scholar in Residence
Department of Literature
PhD, English, Brown University (2016) MA, English, Brown University (2013) BA, English, UC Berkeley (2009)
Nathaniel Conroy teaches courses on nineteenth and twentieth century American literature. His research interests include religion and literature, critical theory, digital humanities, and secularism and postsecularism. His current book project, Representing Fundamentalism: American Literature and the Religion of the Disinherited, examines the role played by representations of Protestant fundamentalism in the cultural development of American secularism. He is also working on a digital humanities project housed at metacanon.org which uses data mining techniques to produce a more flexible and robust alternative to the genre of the "greatest books list."