Amy Rubens

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Francis Marion University


Amy is Assistant Professor of English at Francis Marion University. Before joining the faculty in 2012, she taught composition, literature, professional writing, and American Studies courses at Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana.

Her primary research area is the medical humanities, and in 2012, she completed her dissertation on scenes of contagious disease in American and African American literature from 1870-1940. In addition to the medical humanities, she has research and teaching interests in memoir, professional writing, and writing in digital environments.

Amy built her department’s website and currently serves as its webmaster and blog administrator. She is a former contributing author to GradHacker on Inside Higher Ed and enjoys blogging at her own site, The Ambulant Scholar, in her spare time.