• Lauren Kimball
  • Lauren Kimball
  • Teaching Instructor
  • LKimball_CV_-_for_RU_WP_-_9-2022.pdf
  • About:

    Lauren has taught composition and literature courses at Rutgers University-New Brunswick since 2010. In her scholarship as in her teaching, she likes to think  about how acts of reading and writing emerge in the interplay between text, community, and institution.

  • Research / Specialization:

    Lauren's research interests include Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Teaching College Writing; Anti-Racist and Translingual Pedagogy; Word and Image in Multimodal Writing; Poetry, Labor, and Utopianism in the American Nineteenth Century; Literature and Sexuality; and Time in Literature and in Labor. Her dissertation, "Poetry and the Time of Labor in the Antebellum U.S." is a material, social, and literary history of poetry in workplaces in early nineteenth-century America.

  • Education:

    BA in English, Cornell (2008)
    PhD in English, Rutgers (2020)

  • Courses Taught:

    Rutgers Teaching

    College Writing

    Basic Composition

    Expository Writing

    Research in the Disciplines (Art, Architecture, and Design)

    Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France (in English), with Andrew Parker

    The Coming Apocalypse, with Richard Miller

    Writing After the End of the World, with Richard Miller

    Principles of Literary Study: Poetry

    American Literature to 1860

    Other Teaching

    Reading Development (K-Adult), The Institute for Reading Development, Philadelphia

  • Awards:


    David Bartholomae Postdoctoral Lecturer in Teaching Writing (Rutgers) (2022-2023)

    McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellow (UPenn) (2015)

  • Publications:

    “‘On Learning to See,’ Two Ways,” an essay for the Instructor’s Manual of Habits of the Creative Mind 3rd Edn by Richard E. Miller and Ann Jurecic, at macmillanlearning.com. (Forthcoming)

    “‘Every canto a twenty-four-pound shot’: The Politics of Poetry in Melville’s White-Jacket,” ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, 64.3 (2018): 436-473. (Honorable Mention for Hennig Cohen Prize.)

    "Nineteenth-Century Poetic Genres in Transatlantic Context: A Dialogue" with Meredith McGill, Scott Challener, Isaac Cowell, Bakary Diaby, Michael Monescalchi, and Melissa Parrish in Teaching Transatlanticism: Resources for Teaching Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Print Culture, eds. Linda Hughes and Sarah Robbins, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.