Gillian Osborne
Gillian Osborne, 
Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities

  • Research published in peer-reviewed journals of American literature

  • Non-fiction essays, poetry, and reviews published widely

  • Recipient of fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Emily Dickinson International Society, and the Harvard University Center for the Environment

  • Co-organizer of Conference on Ecopoetics, UC-Berkeley 2013

Gillian Osborneā€™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.