Deborah Nelson
English Language and Literature

Deborah Nelson is a scholar of late twentieth-century United States culture and politics, with specific interests in American literature (including poetry, novels, essays, and plays), gender and sexuality studies, autobiography and confessional writing, and Cold War history. A founding member of the Post45 collective, which publishes an online journal and a book series with Stanford University Press, her latest book is Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil (2017). Nelson is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature.