Teresa Mangum

Teresa Mangum
Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Associate Professor of English

teresa-mangum@uiowa.edu

Teresa Mangum is Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and an associate professor of English.  She is the author of Married, Middle-brow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel (1998) and articles and book chapters on the ways that nineteenth-century British novels shaped readers’ understanding of women, of late life, and of connections between humans and other animals. She has also published articles on publicly engaged pedagogy. Professor Mangum is the University’s liaison to the consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, where she works with a group of center directors who are developing projects in the public humanities. She co-founded the Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy and hosted the 2009 Obermann Humanities Symposium: “Platforms for Public Scholars.” For several years, students in her Victorian literature and culture classes have been building a public digital presence through the ongoing creation of a wiki site known as the “Vicwik."