Courtney Pina Miller

Courtney Pina Miller

PhD – Fifth Year
MA English Literature, Loyola Marymount University, 2014
BA American Literature and Culture, UCLA, 2011
Office Location: Rabb 214

Co-Director, Brandeis University Writing Center, 2017-
PhD Graduate Representative, 2015-2017
Second Year Symposium Co-Organizer, 2016

Research Interests

Transatlantic modernism; working class studies; critical race theory; representations of white trash culture and servant characters in literature, television, and film

Primary Advisor

Professor Dave Sherman


"Working Class Intelligentsia: Orwellian Class Paradox in D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterly's Lover." The Working-Class Avant-Garde Symposium. London, England. June 2018

"De-Periodizing Urban Spaces." NeMLA, Annual Convention. Baltimore, Maryland. March 2017. Panel Co-Chair.

"The Lazy and Toothless Anse Burden: Examining White Trash in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying." Center for Study of Working Class Life: How Class Works Conference. SUNY Stony Brook, NY. June 2016.


"The Downstairs Domestic: Servant Femininity in Downton Abbey." Exploring Downton Abbey: Critical Essays on the Television Series. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Academic Press. (2018).


Mellon Dissertation Research Grant, Summer 2018
Gloria Safier Endowed Fellowship in English and American Literature, 2014-2018
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, 2015-2016

Courses Taught

Critical Reading in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Gateway Scholars Program, Summer 2018

UWS: White Trash, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018

Critical Reading in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Gateway Scholars Program, Summer 2017

We are Historic: Skills for College and Career Success, Fall 2016

Academic Oral Communication, Gateway Scholars Program, Summer 2016

(TF) Representing Poverty, Caren Irr, Spring 2016

(TF) Introduction to Literary Studies, William Flesch, Spring 2016

(TF) Sex and Race in the American Novel, Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Fall 2015

(TF) Bollywood, Ulka Anjaria, Spring 2015

Favorite Work

Mrs. Dalloway

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