Nels Highberg

Professor of English and Modern Languages

English and Modern Languages

College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.4136 A 212B

PhD, University of Illinois

MA, The Ohio State University

BA, University of Houston

Nels P. Highberg holds a BA in English (Concentration: Creative Writing) from the University of Houston, an MA in Women's Studies and an MA in Comparative Cultural Studies (Concentration: Science and Technology Studies) from the Ohio State University, and a PhD in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has co-edited Landmark Essays in Basic Writing and Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom. His scholarly essays have appeared in Feminist Formations, Medical Humanities Review, Feminist Teacher, and Performing Ethos and the essay collections Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Present and Literary and Visual Representations of HIV/AIDS: Forty Years Later. He took part in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at the Newberry Library in Chicago on "Art and Public Culture." His creative work has appeared in Concho River Review, Riding Light Review, Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, and Duende and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The university has awarded Dr. Highberg with an Innovations in Teaching and Learning Award, the Donald W. Davis All-University Curriculum Award, and the Greenberg Award for Junior Faculty Research. He has also been a Semester Scholar-in-Residence at New York University. His students have won the Critical Thinking Award at the College of Arts and Sciences First-Year Symposium.

Gender Studies Medical Humanities Cultural Rhetoics