Rachel Dale

Cara DuboisPhD - Third Year
MA in English, Brandeis University, 2020
BA in English, Gordon College, MA, 2017

pronouns: she / her / hers 

Primary Advisor

Emilie Diouf

Research Interests

Trauma theory, contemporary literature, gender/sexuality studies, and the rhetoric of social movements


“Non-Human Time: An Environmental Approach to the Problem of Progress,” On Sustainability: Eighteen International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Grenada, Spain, January 2022. 

“Modern Unsettlement: The Continuity of Indigenous Resistance to Colonialism,” Northeastern Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2021.

“Traumatic Appropriation: Transmissibility and the Body in Genocide Testimonies,” Northeastern Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2020.


The Shirle Dorothy Robbins Creative Writing Prize, 2021

Favorite Work

The Land of Green Plums (Herta Müller) 

The Plague of Doves (Louise Erdrich)