Rachel Sagner Buurma '99

Associate Professor of English Literature

Rachel Sagner Buurma '99

Rachel Sagner Buurma '99 is an expert in Victorian literature, the novel, literary informatics, digital humanities, the history of reading, the history of higher education, and the history of teaching literature.

Her current projects are on the history and theory of literary research, especially practices of knowledge organization like indexing and note-taking, pasts and and presents of collaborative work, and the intersection of literary-critical inquiry and information science. Recent article have appeared in Representations, New Literary History, and Victorian Studies.

From 2012-2014, Buurma held an ACLS Collaborative Fellowship.  

Buurma earned her B.A. from Swarthmore College and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She is on twitter at @rbuurma. View her website.