Associate Professor of English; English Department Chair; Gender Studies Program Director
English / Academic
- Sherman Hall 107
B.A., Rocky Mountain College
M.A., University of Montana
Ph.D., University of Arizona
As a teacher-scholar in the tradition of the liberal arts, I hope to empower my students to find their voices and make a difference in our challenging political times. My classes feature marginalized women and minority writers who address the question of what it means and has meant to be an American.
I have published scholarly articles on captivity narratives, women’s diaries, western American literature, and nineteenth-century American literary history. Currently, I research and write about pedagogical scholarship, autobiographical literary criticism, and the relationship between Confederate Monuments and American literature. See a list of my recent publications and conference presentations.
My Outreach and Workshops
My writing and speaking for general audiences connects American literary history to current events, and I recently completed The OpEd Project’s “Write to Change the World” workshop. Watch my TedTalk, “How to be a bad-ass woman.”
I also speak on faculty development issues including reflective teaching, inclusive pedagogy, and faculty leadership in higher education.
For more information, visit my website, www.randitanglen.com.
- C/I (Freshman Seminar): Uncle Tom’s Cabin: An American Classic on Trial
- English 250: RISE UP! Protest and Dissent in American Literature
- English 251: Slave Narratives (co-taught with History 250: African American Experience)
- English 350: Mapping Early American Literature
- English 353: Canons of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
- English 353: A More Perfect Union: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Social Reform
- English 450: Recovery Projects in the American Literary Archive
- English 450: Secrets, Lives, and Legacies of American Transcendentalism
- Director, Robert and Joyce Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching
- Texoma American Association of University Women (AAUW) Woman of Achievement Award, 2014