At Rhodes, she directs film and media studies, and her teaching and research interests include American film and television, critical theory, and transnational cultural studies.
His teaching and research interests at Rhodes include early and 19th-century American literature, postcolonial studies, and critical race theory.
The English teacher is recipient of the award, hailed by Teacher magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching.”
Rhodes hosted acclaimed poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine as part of the Rhodes Reads program.
The decline of honey bee populations due to pesticide use and climate change has been the buzz for quite some time, so Eilidh Jenness ’17 and other Rhodes students have begun donning beekeeper suits and learning ways to help these “pollination superstars” thrive.
Stephanie Elsky received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the Rhodes faculty in Fall 2017. Her research and teaching focuses on the poetry, prose, and drama of the English Renaissance (c.1500-1700). She is particularly interested in law and literature; the history of political thought; gender and women’s writing; the origins of colonialism; the reception of the classical past; and the history of the material text.
Chanelle Benz is the author of The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead (Ecco Press 2017). Her stories have appeared in Guernica, Granta.com, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The American Reader, Fence, and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014. She taught most recently at the University of Houston and Colorado College where she was a Visiting Writer.
The Rhodes Summer Writing Institute, a two-week, residential program held on campus for high school students, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this summer.