Gordon Fraser

Gordon Fraser


Personal profile


I am a lecturer and presidential fellow in American Studies, and I specialize in the study of nineteenth-century literature, print culture, and the history of science. My scholarship has appeared in academic journals such as PMLAAmerican QuarterlyJ19, and the Journal of American Studies. I have also written for popular venues, such as the Washington Post, the National Post of Canada, and Lapham's Quarterly.

My first book, Star Territory: Printing the Universe in Nineteenth-Century America, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students aiming to pursue literary projects related to print culture, book history, or the history of science in the United States. I am particularly interested in projects that engage some part of the long nineteenth century, or the period spanning from about 1789 to 1914.

For more information about my scholarship, or for access to my CV, please visit my website: gordondfraser.com.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, American literature, University of Connecticut

1 Sept 201012 Dec 2015

Award Date: 12 Dec 2015

Master of Arts, English, University of Connecticut

1 Sept 20088 May 2010

Award Date: 8 May 2010

Bachelor of Arts, English and Theater Arts, Plymouth State University

1 Sept 200011 Dec 2004

Award Date: 11 Dec 2004

Areas of expertise

  • PS American literature
  • PE English

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities


  • American Studies
  • Nineteenth century
  • Book history
  • History of Science
  • Literature


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