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Dr. Courtney Beggs joined the Writing Program at Curry in 2018 and has since taught courses in composition, creative writing, and literature. She has previously taught classes in both American and British literature, as well as Women’s Studies, at Bridgewater State University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She also serves as Co-Managing Editor of ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830.
Dr. Beggs received her MA in English with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies at Bowling Green State University and her PhD in English at Texas A&M University, where she specialized in Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature and Culture. Her published research, which can be found in Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 and Gender and Space in British Literature, 1660-1820 (Ashgate, 2014), centers on women’s writing and material culture. Her current work looks at the rhetorical framework of education policy, media and information literacy, and the state of expertise in the American classroom.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Beggs can be found hiking New Hampshire’s 48 4,000 footers, competing in obstacle course racing, trail running, and triathlons.