Gillian Osborne’s research interests include American literature, poetry and poetics, and the environmental humanities. Her current work explores how works of literature register the environmental contexts of their composition and reception. Professor Osborne earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
As a teacher, Professor Osborne balances the rigors of close formal analysis with an appreciation for intellectual exploration as outside the purview of business as usual and idealistic at its core. She values the curiosity and care her students bring to their work. Professor Osborne teaches the first-year Multimodal Analysis Cornerstone and the Arts and Social Change core course.