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My name is Matthew Wilkens. I’m an associate professor of English and concurrent associate professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. I work on contemporary fiction, literary theory, digital humanities, and social studies of science. For more info, you can see my abbreviated CV and my English department faculty page.

I’ve held postdocs in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Humanities Research Center at Rice. I trained in the Literature program at Duke with Fred Jameson and Barbara Herrnstein Smith; before that, I received an MA in English from Wisconsin, an MS in physical chemistry from Berkeley, and a BS in chemistry and philosophy from William & Mary. I’d be happy to send you my full CV if you’d like the gory details.

In largely unrelated news, I was once a more serious runner than I am now. I have never been a good tennis player. Oh, and my last name has an ‘e’ in it: Wilkens. Everyone gets this wrong.

There’s more info about the purpose of this blog in this early post.

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