Areas of Interest: Irish Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Composition
Office: PAHB 404
Office Number: 410-455-2685
Ph.D. in 20th-Century British Literature, UNC-Greensboro
M.A. in Anglo-Irish Literature, University College, Dublin
Tanya Olson, Lecturer, has published articles on the intersections of sexuality and Irish literature and composition pedagogy. Currently, she is writing about the pedagogy of Transcendentalism and its impact on Freedom Summer.
Olson is also a poet; her first book, Boyishly, won a 2014 American Book Award. She has also been a recipient of a Discovery/Boston Review prize and she was named an Emerging Writer Fellow by the Lambda Literary Foundation. Recently, her work has appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, The Awl, and Forklift, Ohio.
YesYes Books, 2013