Adriane Bezusko (PhD 2014)

Adriane Bezusko's dissertation, “Trafficking in the Spaces of Poverty: Reading the Post-War Wars of American Literature and Culture,” directed by professor Rosemary Hennessy, arose out of her abiding interests in 20th-and 21st century American literature, Marxist criticism, and social justice. The dissertation explores how a series of late 20th century wars, and corresponding policy initiatives, managed the domestic crisis of unmet needs through discourses of freedom and home.

After graduating in 2014, Adriane went on to a position at UT Austin as a Curricular Innovation and Education Outreach Specialist. Starting Fall 2017, Adriane will serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Tulane University’s English Department.