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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 year he’s teaching “Living the American Revolution” using the intellectually intensive role-playing pedagogy known as Reacting to the Past. He has also taught writing and literature courses at Emerson College, Harvard University, and as a Fulbright scholar at 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 AgniArtsfuse.orgCivil War HistoryEssays in CriticismThe Los Angeles Review of BooksRaritanSalon, and the Yale Review.

Walsh’s book Cowardice: A Brief History was published in fall 2014 by Princeton University Press and won the Bronze Medal of the Independent Publisher Book Awards, World History.