Dissertation Advisor(s): Amy Kaplan
"Privileged Sensibilities: Conjectural Histories of Race in the Early American Republic"
Upper School English teacher, Riverdale Country School, NY
Jeff Edwards received his M.A. in Literature from American University and studied French language and literature at the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
He has worked as a research assistant on Marianne Noble’s The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (Princeton University Press, 2000) and Ania Loomba and Jonathan Burton’s Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion (Palgrave, 2007). He is currently working on his dissertation, Privileged Sensibilities, a project that looks at how the concept of sensibility informed the articulation and rationalization of ideas about racial difference in the early U.S.