Gavin Benke



100 Bay State Road, Room 318
(617) 358-1543
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2012 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin (American Studies)
2004 M.A. University of Virginia (English)
1998 B.A. Georgetown University (English)


Gavin Benke teaches writing through a focus on the history and culture of capitalism. Much like his teaching, Dr. Benke’s research examines how language and culture shapes business practices and institutions. His work has appeared in journals such as American Studies, Enterprise & Society, and Storytelling. His current book project uses the Enron scandal to explore these issues and is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Before arriving at BU, Dr. Benke held postdoctoral fellowships with Southern Methodist University’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies and at the University of South Florida as a part of the Provost’s Global Change in a Dynamic World initiative.

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