If you are reading this webpage, you must have the itch to be a serious reader and writer. There was nothing more important to my intellectual development than wide reading, regular and disciplined writing, and, of course, exploring through this reading and writing ways to unlock the creativity and imagination that lurks inside all of us. Studying English at KU made all that happen for me. Though I moved in my career to the study of history, that itch remains. One of my favorite things to do at Oxford University, where I teach history, is to drop in on a literature seminar. So… if you are still reading this… go on… choose English.
Fellow and Tutor, Associate Professor (UL) in American History, Oxford University