• Michael Monescalchi
  • Michael Monescalchi
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • At Rutgers Since: 2012
  • Education:
    • Ph.D, Rutgers University, Literatures in English, October 2019
    • M.A., Rutgers University, Literatures in English, October 2015
    • B.A., University at Albany, SUNY, English (with Honors), 2012


  • Courses Taught:

     English Department

    • English 327, "From Witches to Reformers: Early American Women Writers"
    • English 206, "Introduction to Literary Studies: True Crime and Early American Literature"
    • English 201, "Principles of Literary Study: American Literature to 1865"
    • English 201, "Principles of Literary Study: Race and Gender in American Literature, Then and Now"
    • English 201, "Principles of Literary Study: Poetry"

    Writing Program

    • English 395, "Writing Theory and Tutoring Internship" (for Plangere, Livingston, and Douglass Writing Centers)
    • English 201, "Research in the Disciplines" (topics: Religion and Politics; Gender in the Workplace; Science, Medicine, and Society)
    • English 103, "Exposition & Argument" (Honors College course)
    • English 104, "College Writing Extended"
    • English 101, "College Writing"
    • English 101, "Expository Writing"
    • English 097, "Summer Institute Writing Practicum for the Educational Opportunity Fund Program"

    Honors College

    • Interdisciplinary seminar: "The Invention of True Crime in Early America"



  • Awards:


    • Barra Dissertation Fellow and Carpenter Fellow in Early American Religious Studies, McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2018-2019.
    • Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University, 2018-2019, declined.
    • School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2016-2017.

    Teaching Award

    Other Awards



  • Other Information of Interest:

    Ad-hoc Peer Reviewer

    • Atlantic Studies
    • Religion and Literature



  • Publications: