Graduated: May 2019
Dissertation Title: “The Speculative Mode: Intersections of Literature and the New Science in Restoration England”
Committee: Jennifer Keith (chair), Jennifer Feather, and Michelle Dowd
Crystal joined the faculty at the University of North Georgia in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of English, and she teaches a range of writing, literature, and English education courses. Her primary area of research is British literature and science in the long eighteenth-century; however, her research includes the study of science and literature in other periods. She has written entries for the Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence and is currently drafting an article entitled “Adaptation, Digital Composition, and the Study of Frankenstein.” Crystal has presented on her research and teaching at conferences such as the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Aphra Behn Society, and the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association. Crystal also holds a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, which has influenced her to develop courses with themes centered on gender, marginalization, and identity formation. Although she enjoys her research, teaching is her greatest passion and the place where she finds the most fulfillment, especially when she gets the opportunity to teach fun topics like the “mad scientist” in literature.