Daniel Clausen is a Ph.D. student specializing in nineteenth-century American literature, with particular interest in agrarian narratives as a way to understand work, nature, and place in literature and culture. He is a Center for Great Plains Studies graduate fellow, a member of the department's Place interest group and 19th century studies interdisciplinary program, and blogs with the Watershed blog collective. He has taught courses on Science Fiction, Wikipedia as a writing community, Introduction to Literature, and writing argument.
Before coming to Nebraska, he received his M.A. in Literature at Boise State University, in his home town of Boise, Idaho. He has presented work at conferences of the International Walt Whitman Week, Western Literature Association, and the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment, and published reviews in ISLE, WAL, and ESQ. He also enjoys translation and received the Gutekunst Translation Prize from the Goethe Institute of New York in 2012.
Photo (left): Observing the Nebraska Sand Hills