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Postdoctoral Research Associate


University of Nebraska–Lincoln, PhD


University of Nebraska–Lincoln, MA


University of Iowa, BA

English and Journalism

Areas of Specialty

Nineteenth-century American literature and culture

Periodical literature

Digital humanities

Editorial theory

Textual recovery

Kevin McMullen hails from the far-away land of Bettendorf, Iowa, and received a BA in both English and Journalism from the University of Iowa. He earned his MA and PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the English Department. He is the Project Manager and an Associate Editor of the Walt Whitman Archive, and has worked on the staff of the Archive since arriving at UNL in 2010. He also serves as Project Manager of the NEH-funded Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive. Additionally, Kevin is the editor and co-creator of Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger, an online project working to digitize the newspaper columns of the 19th century writer Fanny Fern. He has published essays on both Whitman and Fern, and his dissertation and ongoing personal research focus on literary responses to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. His teaching and research interests include 19th century American literature and culture, periodical literature, digital humanities, editorial theory, and textual recovery.