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Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brianne is coming to Norway from The Bahamas, where she lived from 2015-2017 in the capital, Nassau. She worked at the University of The Bahamas and taught first year composition courses and a range of literature courses from the Short Story to Studies in Modern Drama.
Prior to living in Nassau, Brianne resided in Columbia, Missouri where she completed her doctorate in English with primary focus in nineteenth-century American Literature at the University of Missouri. She also has an undergraduate degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio and a M.A. from Boston College.
Brianne has lived a fair number of places in the last ten years, and those experiences have influenced how she conceives of and constructs her writing. She is currently at work on a project that uses writing from and about Pittsburgh in the nineteenth century to examine networks of print culture and reassess cultural narratives of working class literary production. And she is editing a collection with colleagues in The Bahamas and Jamaica about teaching writing in the Caribbean. Brianne also co-edits a group blog called Pedagogy and American Literary Studies. She and her colleagues started the site when they noticed that there was a lack of pedagogical resources on American Literature freely available on the internet. They write weekly posts on a wide range of topics in American Literature with the goal of creating a community of writers and readers who share teaching experiences to advance our collective knowledge. More information about Brianne can be found here or on Twitter.