English Department Chair, Professor
Kenneth Curry Chair of Literature

Dr. Russell's field is American literature with an emphasis in 20th and 21st century fiction, the multiethnic novel, and medical humanities. She is the author of Transplant Fictions: A Cultural Study of Organ Exchange (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019) and Reading Embodied Citizenship: Disability, Narrative, and the Body Politic (Rutgers University Press, 2011).


BA, Cornell University
MA, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

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News & Features

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Topical Teaching

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