Daniel Clausen is a Ph.D. student specializing in nineteenth-century American literature and literature and the environment. His dissertation analyzes georgic writing from the period of the Civil War to uncover and understand the diverse desire to farm. His work and reviews have been published in Full Stop Quarterly, PoetryFromthePlains.org, Western American Literature, and ESQ. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Graduate Student Assembly.
Daniel teaches courses in Literature and Environment, American Literature, Science Fiction, and composition. He is a Center for Great Plains Studies graduate fellow, a member of the department's Place interest group and the 19th-century studies interdisciplinary program, and blogs with the Watershed blog collective.