Caroline Levander

Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Carlson Professor in the Humanities, and Professor of English

Rice University

Caroline Levander is the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Carlson Professor in the Humanities, and Professor of English at Rice University. She is currently writing Hotel Life (with Matthew Pratt Guterl) and Laying Claim: Imagining Empire on the U.S. Mexico Border (Oxford University Press). Most recently, she has published Where Is American Literature? (Wiley-Blackwell’s Manifesto Series, 2013). In addition to co-editing a book series, Imagining the Americas, with Oxford University Press, Levander is author of Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois (Duke UP 2006) and Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Culture and Literature (Cambridge UP 1998, paperback reprint 2009). She has co-edited A Companion to American Literary Studies (2011), Teaching and Studying the Americas (2010), Hemispheric American Studies (2008), The Global South and World Disorder (2011), and The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader (2003).

Levander is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Huntington Library, the Brown Foundation, the Moody Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Science's National Leadership grant, among other agencies.