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Lisa Mendelman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities

“I am interested in how literary and cultural studies can help us better understand the experience of living in our minded-bodies. My teaching and research examine gendered, racialized models of consciousness and corporeality in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and transnational histories of science and affect. Rethinking these models of embodied subjectivity, I contend, is particularly urgent for populations marginalized through such definitions. ”


Lisa Mendelman is an expert in the medical and digital humanities, with a focus on gender, race, and affect in twentieth-century America. She has published widely in these areas, including her recent book, Modern Sentimentalism (Oxford UP, 2019). She frequently teaches film, visual art, and popular music as well as novels and non-fiction. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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