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Hello! My name is Rachel C. Kirby and I am a Lecturer in History & Literature at Harvard University, where I teach students primarily within their American Studies track. I am also the President of the New England American Studies Association. I hold a PhD in American Studies from Boston University and an MA in Folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research focuses on visual and material culture and sense of place in the American South, and my current project explores representations of southern agriculture since 1866.
When I'm not writing or teaching, I'm most likely watching reality tv shows, embroidering, or playing with my cat, Morris, who makes frequent appearances on my social media platforms. 
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Rachel C. Kirby

PhD in American Studies



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