Catherine Gallagher

Eggers Professor of English Literature

University of California, Berkeley

Catherine Gallagher is the Eggers Professor of English Literature and has taught at Berkeley since 1980. Her teaching and research focus on the British novel and cultural history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In recent years, she has taught courses on the history of the British novel, the historiography and theory of the novel, alternate-history narratives, and various other topics in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. She has received NEH, ACLS, and Guggenheim fellowships and has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and the National Humanities Center.  She is the co-chair of the editorial board of the journal Representations and a member of the Editorial Board of Flashpoints, a University of California Press book series.  Her other editorial projects have included: Advisory Board of the PMLA; co-editorship of the book series Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture; co-editorship of The Making of the Modern Body: Sexuality and Society in the Nineteenth Century; and editorship of the Bedford Cultural Edition of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave. She has served as a Senior Fellow of the School of Criticism and Theory, on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Humanities Center, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Humanities Center. Her 1994 book, Nobody's Story, won the MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize for an outstanding literary study. In 2002, she was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.