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Alison Glassie

Assistant Professor of English

Ali Glassie’s research, teaching, and outreach explore the influence of the ocean’s cultural histories and ecological dynamics on the literatures of the Americas. Her current book project, Atlantic Shapeshifters: Sea Literature’s Fluid Forms, looks to 20th Century and contemporary texts in English, Spanish, and Portuguese to recover marginalized experiences with the ocean. This project, which explores the ways marine scientific knowledge and vernacular epistemologies of the marine environment. Professor Glassie’s writing appears in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment; Novel: A Forum on Fiction; Coriolis, and sx/salon, a literary platform of Small Axe. She has also published collaborative work on water justice in Bioscience and covered transatlantic yacht racing for Blue Water Sailing.

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2021 First Book Institute, Pennsylvania State University
2019 Coastal Futures Conservatory Fellowship, University of Virginia
2018 Center for the Americas/Centro de las Américas Graduate Fellowship, University of Virginia
2017 Public Humanities Fellowship in South Atlantic Studies, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
2014-15 Mellon Graduate Fellowship

Values-Based Scenarios of Water Security: Rights to Water, Rights of Waters, and Commercial Water Rights  2021; W. Jenkins, L. Rosa, J. Schmidt, L. Band, A. Beltran-Peña, A. Clarens, Doney, R. Emanuel, A. Glassie, J. Quinn, M. Rully, W. Shobe, L. Szeptycki, D’Odorico.

Ruth Ozeki’s Floating World: A Tale for the Time Being’s Spiritual Oceanography NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction Vol. 53. Issue 3. (November, 2020)

Into the Anemone: Ocean, Form and the Anthropocene in Tentacle. sx/salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform (June, 2020)

Archipelago’s Voyage: Climate and Seamanship in Monique Roffey’s Contemporary Sea Novel Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. Vol. 26, Issue 4 (Autumn, 2019).

International Commission on the History of Oceanography
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
Modern Language Association
American Comparative Literature Association

Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    PhD, University of Virginia, 2019
    MA, Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island, 2011

  • Contact

  • Address

    Holmes 421

  • Office Hours

    Mondays 1:30pm-3:30pm
    Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am
    or by appointment