Lizzy LeRud

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
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Personal Pronouns:
She, her, hers

Lizzy LeRud is a scholar of American poetry, and her research focuses on the cultural histories of poetic forms and genres. Her work attends especially to poems with political lives--poems of protest, war, nationhood, and public policy--and she traces how their rhymes and rhythms filter through our past and shape our future. Her peer-reviewed essays have been published in Nineteenth-Century Prose, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, and The Edinburgh Companion to the Prose Poem. Additional essays appear on The Poetry Foundation website and TECHStyle. Before arriving at Georgia Tech, LeRud held the NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Poetics at the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University. She has also taught English and Writing at the University of Oregon and Willamette University.

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Oregon, 2017
  • B.A. in English, Westmont College, 2007
Awards and
  • N.E.H. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Poetics, Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University
Areas of
  • 19th Century American Literary Studies
  • African American Literary Studies
  • American Modernism
  • Feminism Studies
  • Literatures Of The Americas
  • Poetry And Poetics
  • Postmodern And Contemporary Literary Studies
  • Race And Ethnicity


Research Fields:
  • Digital Media
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • North America
  • United States
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Feminism
  • Inequality, Inequity, and Social Justice
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Politics


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II: Public Poetry
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II: Sounds Like Poetry: Song, Slam, Spoken

Recent Publications

Internet Publications

  • 7 Brittain Fellows Reflect on Antiracist Pedagogy
    In: TECHStyle
    Date: December 2020

    In response to the protests for racial justice during the summer of 2020, we here at TECHStyle discussed steps we could take to promote antiracism and antiracist pedagogy in higher education. As we noted in our call for submissions from August,Black people have experienced systemic racism for as long as America has been an idea. Higher education has—despite efforts by some scholars—perpetuated the discrimination and dehumanization of Black people.” These six reflections on antiracist pedagogy, then, serve as examples of the work Brittain Fellows are undertaking to make higher education a more equitable and inclusive space. We share their insights here, hoping that they can inspire others.

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