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Molly Becker

Molly Becker recently completed her PhD in twentieth-century Midwestern American fiction at the University of Cambridge. Since September, she has held the role of the Alumni Communications Officer at ChristÕs College, Cambridge.

She received a BA in English Literature, Linguistics, and Geography from the University of Chicago in 2017, and went on to receive an MPhil in American Literature at Cambridge the following year. Her PhD dissertation examined the relationship between the rural Midwest, language, and American culture and identity in the early twentieth century through the lens of Midwestern authors such as Ruth Suckow, Zona Gale, and Booth Tarkington.

BAAS 2023 Panel Review: 7C – Making Sense of the South 

BAAS 2023 Panel Review: 7C – Making Sense of the South  Of all the regions in the United States, perhaps none has captured the critical imagination as lastingly and powerfully […]


Roundtable Review: ‘American Studies in the Twenty-First Century’, BAAS Annual Conference 2021 (Online)

In his introduction to ‘American Studies in the Twenty-First Century’, Andrew Fearnley (University of Manchester), who co-organized the roundtable with Hilary Emmett (University of East Anglia), argued that the “greatest […]


Political Identity in the Crossroads of America: Swing States, Campaign Presence, and Presidential Outcomes

‘The reality of recent United States presidential elections is that there are only about ten states which are the object of attention for candidates and campaigns,’ Stacey Hunter Hecht and […]