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N A O M I G R E Y S E R Departments of English and RhetoricEPB 171University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1486319–335–0174naomi-greyser@uiowa.eduEDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORYHigher Education University of California, Irvine (1996-2004)PhD English 2004MA in English 1998Certification in Critical Theory, Certification in Feminist StudiesWesleyan University, Middletown CT (1991-1995)Ford Fellowship 1995-96BA in English 1995Professional and Academic PositionsAssistant Professor, Departments of Rhetoric and English, University of Iowa (2008-present)Lecturer, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Iowa (2006-2008)Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University (2005-2006)Visiting Instructor, English Department, North Central College (2002-2003)Research Specializationsnineteenth-century U.S. literatures; affect studies; critical race, gender and sexuality studies; American studies; the rhetorical artsMembershipsAmerican Studies Association Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Modern Language Association National Council of Teachers of English National Women’s Studies AssociationSociety for the Study of American Women WritersAmerican Comparative Literature Association SCHOLARSHIP Publications “Introduction: Left Intellectuals and the Neoliberal University" (co-authored with Margot Weiss, American Studies and Anthropology, Wesleyan University), in "Forum on Academia and Activism," ed. Naomi Greyser and Margot Weiss, American Quarterly 64: 4. (December 2012)re-print: "Introduction: Left Intellectuals and the Neoliberal University" in Trans-scripts (Spring 2013) “‘Gender Nerds at Heart’: An Interview on Bridging the Blogging/Academic Divide with ,” American Quarterly 64: 4. (December 2012)“Academic and Activist Assemblages: An Interview with Jasbir Puar,” American Quarterly 64: 4. (December 2012)“Beyond the ‘Feeling Woman’: Feminist Implications of Affect Studies” Feminist Studies 38.1 (Spring 2012) “Affective Geographies: Sojourner Truth’s Narrative, Feminism, and the Ethical Bind of Sentimentalism” American Literature, 79 (June 2007): 275-305.Pending Decisions Affecting DeliberationsUnder Review “Critical Rifts in Feminist Studies: The Affective and Interdisciplinary Grounds of Intersectional and Transnational Feminism,” revising and resubmitting to Feminist Studies“A Paper Trail of Tears: Sentimental Sovereignty, Sympathetic Grounds and Staking Claims to North America,” submitted to J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century AmericanistsBook Manuscript in Progress On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender and Geographies of Belonging in Nineteenth-Century North Americamanuscript requested by: NYU Press (for its America in the Long Nineteenth-Century series), Oxford University Press, Ohio State University Press, University of Illinois Press and University Press of New England (for Remapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies)Grants Funded ExternalAllbritton Center for the Study of Public Life Collaborative Project Grant (Co-PI, $20,000) 2011funded a 2011 symposium on “Academia and Activism” that I organized with Margot WeissAlternate for the American Antiquarian Society Short-Term Research Grant ($3,000) 2011InternalPerry A. & Helen Judy Bond Fund for Interdisciplinary Interaction (PI, $9,000), 2013-14Arts and Humanities Initiative Conference Grant (AHI Grant) (PI, $10,000), 2013-14CLAS Assessment Grant (for the Rhetoric Information Literacy Assessment Project) (co-PI, $2500), 2013-14Ida Beam Visiting Assistant Professor Grant (for Lauren Berlant) (PI, $5,000), 2013-14Ida Beam Visiting Assistant Professor Grant (for José Mu?oz) ($5,000), 2013-14Obermann Center Humanities Symposium Grant, University of Iowa (PI, $15,000) 2012-14Assessment Innovation Grant, CLAS, University of Iowa (PI, $5,000) 2012Course Development Funds Grant (PI, $1500) 2012funded research on intersectionality from a transnational perspective at IPSA workshop in Madrid, Spain and a course development meeting I organized with other members of the “Gender, Race and Class in the U.S.” core faculty in GWSSOld Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa (PI, $6,000) 2011Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant (AHI Grant), University of Iowa (PI, $7,500) 20112011 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend nominee, the University of IowaHumanities Center Grant at UC Irvine (PI, $2,500) 2004funded research in the American Women Writers Archive at the University of WisconsinTravel Award, School of Humanities (PI, $1,000) 2004funded special collections research at Dartmouth CollegeRegents Dissertation Fellowship (PI, $4,500) 2004Travel Award, School of Humanities at UC Irvine (PI, $1,000) 2003funded research on Pequot history in Masphee, MassachusettsHumanities Center Grant at UC Irvine (PI, $2,500) 2002funded archival research at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at HarvardDean’s Summer Dissertation Fellowship at UC Irvine (PI, $2,500) 2001Humanities Research Grant at UC Irvine (PI, $2,000) 1998funded participation in Cornell’s School of Criticism and TheoryScholarly PresentationsRefereed – National and International “(En)gendering the Paradox of Productivity: Writing Through Affective and Institutional Obstacles in the American Academy”Women’s Committee Special Panel on Affect and GenderAmerican Studies Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, October 2014 “A Paper Trail of Tears” “Native American Commons” Seminar at C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists Chapel Hill, NC, March 2014“History of Emotion and a Paper Trail of Tears: Affect Studies and/as New Approaches to Media Studies” Division Roundtable for 19th-Century Americanists: “Literature and Media in the Nineteenth Century U.S.” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL, January 2014 “Critical Rifts in Feminist Studies: Interdisciplinary Grounds for Intersectional and Transnational Feminism” Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference, Stanford University, September 2013 “Harriet E. Wilson’s Alternate Mapping of the Public Sphere: Our Nig and the Unsympathetic Grounds of the Literary Marketplace,” American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto, CA, April 2013 “Critical Rifts in Intersectional Feminism: Re-mapping Feminism's Academic and Activist Traditions”?“In this together? Women’s Movements and the Politics of Intersectionality” Workshop International Political Science Association, Madrid, Spain, July 2012“Intimacy Issues: Sentimentalism, Writer’s Block and Untouchable Masculinity in The Scarlet Letter (1850)” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference, Berkeley, May 2012“A Plotting Maiden and a Traitor: Risking Intimacy to Win Distance in Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’ Life Among the Piutes (1883),” Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, WA, January 2012“‘Touching History’: Sentiment, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Problems of Poignant Feminism”Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling, Newcastle University, UK, December 2010“Pedagogies for Working With and Against Whiteness: Classroom Affect and the Paradoxes of De-centering Whiteness for White Students”POROI Critical Whiteness Studies Symposium, University of Iowa, September, 2010“A Paper Trail of Tears: Sympathy, Imperialism and the Territories of a Transnational America”C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Biannual Conference, Penn State, May 2010 “Sentimentalism and Feminist Inquiry: Finding Grounds for Sympathy and Critique”National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November, 2009 “On Sympathetic Grounds: The Critical Limits of Sentiment in the Speeches of Maria W. Stewart (1831-33)”Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, October 2009American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard University, March 2009 “Capitalist Logics and Sympathetic Grounds: Sentimentalism in the Work of Maria Stewart, Elizabeth Stanton and Cindy Sheehan”“The Critical Territory of an Interdiscipline: Intersectional and Transnational Feminist Inquiry”National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2008“Sentimental Subjects: ?Race, Rights Talk and Empire in the Antebellum United States”Nineteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, “Emergence of Human Rights,” Marquette, April 2008“My Gender Workbook: Consuming Literature, Sex and Feminism in Kate Bornstein’s Sentimental Novel (1998)”Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore MD, March 2007“Empathy as a Civic Trope: Feminism, Neoliberalism, and the CNN Viewer Beneath the Veil (2001)”Conference on “Trope, Affect, Democratic Subjectivity,” Northwestern University, November 2006“CNN Beneath the Veil (2001): or, How Can Feminism Use Sentimental Rhetoric to Counter Neoliberal Militarism?”Feminism and War Conference, Syracuse University, October 2006“Addressing the Subject: Oral Delivery and the Sexual Politics of a Neoliberal Public”National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference, Oakland, June 2006“‘Loving Empire’ and the Politics of English: Reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the International Classroom”Trans/Positions: A Conference on Feminist Inquiry in Transit, Purdue, April 2005“Shall We Dance?: Uncle Tom, the Hollywood Musical, and U.S. Imperialism’s Theater of Operations”American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, March 2005“Maria Stewart’s Problem with Public Authority (1831-33): Racial Blackness and the Critical Limits of Rhetoric”Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference, Boston, May 2004“Rhetoric in/as Feminist Practice: Composing Women’s Studies”Feminist Workshop, Conference of College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, March 2004“Reading Stowe in Siam: Dance and the Erotics of Imperialism in The King and I (1956)”American Studies Series, UC Irvine, December 2004 “Rhetorical Problems of the ‘First Wave’: The Declaration of Sentiments as History, Politics, Theory, Literature”Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Ohio State University, October 2003“‘Tears’ in Character: L.M. Child's Mary French and Susan Easton (1834) and the Color of Liberal Humanism”Society for the Study of American Women Writers Annual Conference, Fort Worth, September 2003“Performing the Feminist Body: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Woman in Women’s Studies”National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, June 2002“Problems in Feminist Narratives of Progress: From the Intersectional to the Transnational” collaborative presentation with Heather Marie RepenningPacific Southwest Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, April 2001“Specters of Colleagues in the Classroom: Teaching and the Politics of Disciplinary Citizenship”Conference of College Composition and Communication, Denver, March 2001“‘Defining Racial Terms’: Teaching ‘Race’ in the Composition Classroom”Conference of College Composition and Communication, Minnesota, April 2000“‘In Living Color’: Race, Gender and Embodied Difference in Pleasantville (1998)”Society for Cinema Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, March 2000 “A Moving and Telling Image: Melodrama and ‘Embodied Spectatorship’ in Titanic (1997)”Visual Studies Conference at UC Irvine (graduate organized), May 1999 “‘Domestic Fictions’: Architectures of Race and Gender in Charles Chesnutt’s House Behind the Cedars (1901)”“Public and Private Spaces” Conference, UC Santa Barbara, October 1998Invited“Intergenre Explorations: A Design Charrette” at Affect & Inquiry, University of Iowa (March 2014)organizer and facilitator of workshop engaging conference participants in undertaking projects that cross publics, institutional domains, forms and media“On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America,” a research presentation at the Obermann Center, Comparative Ethnic Studies Research Group, February 2013“Writing Through Writer’s Block: A Practical Guide for Academics,” a research presentation at the Obermann Center for Advanced Study, Inter-Genre Research Group, March 2012“Plotting Maidens and Traitors,” an invited talk in Iowa’s American Studies Floating Friday Series, October 2011“Plotting Maidens and Traitors,” an invited talk in Duke University’s American Studies Series, March 2011“On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender and Geographies of Belonging in Nineteenth-Century North America”Rhetoric Department, University of Iowa, March 2008“The Critical Territory of Interdisciplinarity: Intersectional and Transnational Feminist Rhetorics of Inquiry”POROI (Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry) Seminar, March 2008“‘A’ for Affect, but also Anomie: Geographies of Governance and Unbelonging in The Scarlet Letter”Department of English, Loyola University, February 2008Department of English, The University of Miami, January 2008On Sympathetic Grounds: Woman’s Rights Rhetoric and the Racial Politics of the Antebellum PublicSphere” Rhetoric Department, The University of Iowa, May 2007“‘Oh! How Shall I Speak of My Proud Country's Shame?’: Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), Our Nig (1859), and the Subject of Sentimental Nationalism”English Department, The University of Kentucky, Feb 2007“The CNN Viewer Beneath the Veil (2001); or, How Can Feminists Use Sentimentalism to Counter Neoliberalism?”Department of Women’s Studies, the University of Iowa, March 2006“Making Room for Feminism: Sentimental Rhetoric and the Territorial Politics of Feminist Theory”Postdoctoral Fellows Working Group, Stanford University, October 2005 “The Backstage of Knowledge Production: Affect and Performance in the Rhetoric Classroom”The Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University, March 2005“Reading Stowe in Siam: Dance and the Erotics of Imperialism in The King and I (1956)” American Studies Group Works-in-Progress Series, UC Irvine, December 2004“Intimacy and Distance in Feminist Theory: Sentimentality and the Body Politics of Difference”Women’s Studies Works-in-Progress Series, UC Irvine, April 2002 “Feminism’s ‘Waves’: Imagining Progress in U.S. Women’s Rights” Invited Lecture for WS 50A: Gender and Feminism in Everyday Life, February 2001 Research Groups“Critical Comparative Ethnic Studies” group at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (2012-present)Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies working group at Obermann (2013-present)“Inter-Genre Explorations” working group at Obermann (2011-present)Our group is exploring the practice of crossing from one mode of research or presentation to another. We support projects that move across different sites of legitimation – such as between academia and the broader public sphere, or across scholarly research, art and activism. AwardsNominee for the Iowa Communication Association Outstanding New Teacher Award (2014)Nominee for the University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award 2012-13 Renee Riese Hubert Award for the best essay in Feminist Studies 2004 (at UC Irvine) TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWAStudents Supervised:Degree objective: Student nameDepartment Years OutcomePh.D. Candidates (co-director-) Elizabeth Lundberg English2011-present prospectus passed Brian ManganoEnglish2012-presentPhD awarded 2013 Jen McGovernEnglish2012-presentPhD awarded 2013 Cassandra BaumanEnglish2011-presentprospectus passed Jessica LawsonEnglish2012-presentprospectus passed Brent KrammesEnglish2011-presentexams passed Monica BasileGender Studies2010-2012PhD awarded 2012 Charles F. WilliamsAmerican Studies2010-2012PhD awarded 2012 Alea AdigwemeNonfiction WP2010-presentMFA awarded 2012 Katherine E. BishopEnglish2010-presentprospectus passed Tembi Bergin-BattenEnglish2009-presentprospectus passed Eric D. JohnsonAmerican Studies2009-presentprospectus passed Kristine Newhall Gender Studies2009-presentPhD awarded 2013 Douglas DowlandEnglish2009-2010 PhD awarded 2011Honors Students Amy Matteson English2009-2010honors thesis Rachael Cummins ENGL and GWSS2008-2009honors thesisTeaching AssignmentsSemester and YearCourseenrollmentWell-planned and organized/Course goals are clearI recommend instructor/Instructor facilitates learning/ overall an excellent courseIntellectually stimulating/encouraged to apply new knowledge and skillsRespectful of student viewpoints/ instructor communicates wellMy critical thinking skills have improved/ course is intellectually stimulatingThis course has improved my writing skillsSpring ‘14160:271:001; 010:271:001; 008:271:001Studies in Sentimentalism12131:055:AAAGender, Race and Class in the U.S.55Fall ‘1310:003 Rhetoric196.006.006.006.006.006.0010:350: Colloquium: Teaching Rhetoric66.006.006.006.006.00N/ASpring ‘13008:139 Topics in American Literature After 1900: Chick Lit in America25evaluations For Englishclasses includecommentsand no scoring131:055:AAAGender, Race and Class in the U.S.325.66 5.715.715.865.71N/AFall ‘1210:003Rhetoric: “Passion in the Public Sphere”206.005.976.005.946.0010:350Colloquium: Teaching Rhetoric125.936.006.00n/a5.93n/a2011-12on research leave -- -- -- -- -- -- --Spring ‘12008:535 Advanced Studies in Literary Criticism (Independent Study--------------Fall ‘11 008:515--------------Spring ‘11131:055:AAAGender, Race and Class in the U.S.1165.785.715.855.855.69n/a160:271:001; 010:271:001; 008:271:001Studies in Sentimentalism16English courseevaluationshave no scores,onlycomments--Fall ‘1010:003:431Rhetoric: “Passion in the Public Sphere”206.006.006.005.975.946.0008:135:SCA Topics in Am Lit Before 1900 -“Tears and Torment: Literary Sentimentalism in Nineteenth-Century America”English course evaluations have no scores,only comments.…..Spring ‘1008: 194:001“Feminist Criticism”23English course evaluations have no scores,only comments.…..Fall ‘0910:003:431Rhetoric of Social Movements235.955.925.985.895.855.9210:350:A02Colloquium: Teaching Rhetoric105.886.005.796.006.00N/ASpring ’09 10:003:062Rhetoric176.005.975.835.935.975.97Spring ‘08131:055Gender, Race and Class in the US1585.645.375.525.715.47N/A131;055:A02 GRCdiscussion section105.805.805.925.925.38N/A131:153Feminist Cultural Studies205.976.006.006.005.97N/AFall ‘07131:163US Minority Women Writers145.965.965.926.005.92N/ASpring ‘07131:055Gender, Race and Class in the US1725.795.525.555.755.56N/A131:055:A01HDiscussion section105.945.946.006.006.00N/AFall ‘06131:010Introduction to Women’s Studies1725.325.105.105.635.08N/A131:010:003HDiscussion section156.006.006.006.005.96N/A131:150Topics in Women’s Studies:Producing the Self215.505.255.335.705.77N/ASERVICEDepartmentCo-convener of Iowa’s Information Literacy Project, a collaboration between the Library and Rhetoric (2012-14)won a $5,000 grant to assess first year students’ research skills and to develop and implement an information literacy curriculum into Rhetoric’s general education course (taught to 4500 students each year)Professional Development Program (PDP) leader (2014-15)Professional Development Program (PDP) committee member (2012-present) Meet with the PDP director (Megan Knight) to discuss curriculum, organization, and administration of Rhetoric’s Professional Development Program. Honors rhetoric committee member (2013-present)Head of academic honesty and plagiarism advisory committee 2011assembled a team of Rhetoric faculty and graduate TAs to consult with Dean Dettmer about CLAS’s new academic honesty policy and code. We shared course handouts and discussed how our department introduces first-year students to academic integrity and the rules of responsible knowledge production. Member Executive Committee, Rhetoric Department, University of Iowa (2008-10)Co-Developer of “The Teaching and Learning Commons” Helped design interactive website to inspire and aid Rhetoric instructors by providing sample activities, curricular models, assignment ideas, research on rhetoric and pedagogy, and general teaching support. UniversityExecutive Director, POROI – Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry (Fall 2013-present)Diversity Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa (Fall 2012-present)Chair of “Gender, Race and Class in the U.S.” core faculty group, GWSS (Spring 2012-present)Convener of Planning Committee for the 2014 Obermann Symposium: Affect & Inquiry (2011-present)keynote speakers: Lauren Berlant, Jasbir Puar, Ann Cvetkovich, and Kerry Ann RockquemoreOur symposium engages scholarly and public audiences in exploring affects involved in knowledge production of all kinds, from art and activism to service, engaged scholarship, collegiality and research. Seizing a moment of decreased budgets and morale across the humanities, we ask the question, what do people need to do their best work? We are integrating keynote public lectures and scholarly panels with creativity workshops, an art exhibit, a teaching commons, and an “Affect Wall”Member board of directors, POROI – Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry (Fall 2008-present)Faculty judge for the Jakobsen Conference in the graduate college (Spring 2012)Representative-at-large, Faculty Assembly (2010-present)Co-Organizer of Critical Whiteness Studies Symposium at the University of Iowa (Sept, 2010)keynote speakers: David Roediger, Katherine McKinney and Becky ThompsonThe symposium integrated keynote public lectures with performances, visual installations, scholarly panels, workshops, and a campus-wide teach-in to assess whiteness studies in a “post-race” moment.Panelist for “Applying for Academic Jobs,” and “The Campus Interview,” both part of POROI’s Professional Development Series for the graduate college (2009-present)Convener of Rhetoric Seminars for POROI (Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry) (2008-2011)This involved inviting speakers to POROI to share their work. I also facilitated our hour-and-a-half seminar, where participants from diverse disciplines come to the seminar having read the work, prepared to engage with the text. This format allows disciplines and intellectual traditions to cross paths with personal proclivities, reading habits, patterns of knowledge and modes of expressionCo-Organizer and Co-Facilitator of the University of Iowa Cross-Campus Feminist Reading Group (2007-2008)Three senior colleagues and I organized a reading group where faculty from across the university, including the medical, law, and business schools, meet to discuss current feminist scholarship, activism and activities.Wrote FTE requests for three positions for the Department of Women’s Studies (Spring 2007)Prepared “Outcomes Report” assessing the Women’s Studies Major for an External Review (Fall 2006)Instituted and Facilitated Pedagogy Workshops for Women’s Studies PhD Students (Fall 2006)I conducted monthly professionalization workshops for TAs on pedagogy and feminism in the classroom.Representative of Iowa’s Dept. of Women’s Studies at the Conference of Intercollegiate Colleges (2006-07)Represented Iowa’s department and participated in workshops on the state of Gender Studies as a disciplineMember of Curriculum Development Committee, Stanford Program in Writing and Rhetoric (2005-06)Chair of subcommittee on developing upper-division courses in writing and rhetoric ProfessionCertified Writing Coach, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (Fall 2010-present)I run a weekly teleconference supporting under-represented faculty across the nation with research productivity, work-life balance, and handling issues like sexism and racism at their home institutions.Refereed submission for Feminist Studies (December 2013)Refereed Research Reference Application for Pearson (December 2012)Refereed The Meaning of Difference for McGraw Hill (November 2012)Refereed Wide Awake in America for Pearson Longman (January 2012)Refereed paperback re-print of Almighty God Created the Races (UNC UP 2009) (June 2011)Refereed article for MELUS (Journal on Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) (5/11 and 1/12) Refereed Global Issues, Local Arguments for Pearson (June 2011) Refereed text proposal for Feminist Perspectives on Global Women’s Issues for McGraw-Hill (Spring 2007)CommunityParticipant in “Votes for Women!” a staged reading and discussion of women in the civic sphere (Dec, 2007)Participant in the Haas Center Service Learning Institute at Stanford University (January, 2006)Learned to set up and sustain Service Learning programs that benefit the university and larger communityOrganizer of and Participant in Rockford IL Rhetoric Engaged Scholarship Program (Fall 2001, Winter 2002)Helped teach and organize interactive workshops on essay writing for High School students in Rockford IL Workshop Leader of Humanities Out There – HOT: “Imagining America” (Spring 2001, Winter 2001)Directed a year of workshops on American arts, literature, and citizenship for High School students. This workshop was part of “Humanities Out There,” a collaborative program between UCI and Santa Ana Schools.Workshop Creator and Leader of Humanities Out There – HOT: “Telemedia Literacy” (Spring 1999, Fall 1998)Created, directed, and administered a workshop developing critical viewing skills for junior high and high school students through studying key issues in the history and political economy of U.S. Broadcasting.

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