Chris Walsh


Interim Director


100 Bay State Road, Room 304
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2000 Ph.D. Boston University (American Studies)
1995 M.A. Boston University (American Studies)
1988 B.A. University of Rochester (English; Psychology)


Since joining the Writing Program in 2002, Chris Walsh has taught a variety of WR courses, including “Africa and the West,” “Rotten English: the Vernacular in World Literature,” and “The Theater Now.” This semester he’s teaching “Found in Translation.” He has also taught writing and literature courses at Emerson College, Harvard University, and the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. His writing about American, English, and African Literature as well as about West Africa, where he lived for several years, has appeared in Agni,, Civil War History, Essays in Criticism, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Raritan, Salon, and the Yale Review. His book Cowardice: A Brief History was published in fall 2014 by Princeton University Press.

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