Ivy Schweitzer

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of English

  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Program

My fields of specialization are American literature, especially early American studies, women’s literature and culture, and feminist studies. I also work in digital humanities and public humanities. I am the editor of The Occom Circle, a digital edition of documents by and about Samson Occom, an 18th century Mohegan writer and activist. I am currently doing a weekly blog about the year 1862 in the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson. The full-length film, "It's Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege," that documents the course I co-teach in and about jails and drug rehabs, is now screening at festivals and universities around the country and the world.

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  • B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.A. Brandeis University
  • Ph.D. Brandeis University

Selected Publications

Works In Progress

  • “Sex, Gender, and Seduction in Early American Literature.” The Blackwell Companion to American Literature. Eds. Susan Belasco, Theresa Strouth Gaul, Linck Johnson, and Michael Soto, forthcoming.

  •  “Writing and Beyond in Indigenous North America: The Occom Network” in Indigenous Textual Cultures. Eds. Tony Ballantyne and Lachlan Paterson. The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, forthcoming.