Meet Cassandra Bausman

Trine University - Jannen School of Arts & Sciences
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Cassandra Bausman
Bachelor of Arts in English literature, Augustana College; Master of Arts, English literature, University of Iowa; Interdisciplinary Rhetoric Certificate, University of Iowa; Doctor of Philosophy, English literature, University of Iowa

Cassandra Bausman joined Trine in fall 2015 as an assistant professor and director of the Writing Center. Before joining Trine, she taught at University of Iowa, Black Hawk College and at the high school level.

Positioned at the rich intersection of literary and cultural studies, her work as a teacher and scholar often revolves around exploring the representation and experiences of literary voices and forms which lie outside the traditional academy or conventional canon in a variety of media and modes.

In her first year as a graduate student, she won the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art’s Emerging Scholar award, which she has taken as license to critically and obsessively consider all things nerdy as if it’s her job, which she said pleasingly pretty much is.

You can read some of her work in The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and the anthologies “Heroines of Film and Television: Portrayals of Women in Popular Culture” and “Maps and Mapmaking in Literature” and can find her to talk anytime in her office or the Writing Center.

She likes animals, sunshine, binging on TV and movies, playing games, running, hiking with audiobooks, obsessive narrative dissection and prediction, and good conversation which, often, can be the same thing.