Senior Lecturer
Associate Director for the Writing Center


100 Bay State Road, Room 313
Faculty office hours can be viewed here.


2017 Ph.D. Boston University (English & American Literature)
2009 M.A. Boston University (English & American Literature)
2008 B.A. Wellesley College (English)


Heather Barrett (she/her) has taught in the CAS Writing Program since 2010. She served as CAS Writing Center Coordinator from 2017-2022, and in 2022 became the program’s first Associate Director for the Writing Center. In 2021, she was the recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Award for Distinction in First Year Undergraduate Education, as well as the Mentor of the Year award from the Student Employment Office.

Dr. Barrett’s research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century American literature, Gothic fiction, queer theory, and gender and sexuality studies.