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Meredith Neuman is Associate Professor of English. She received a B.A. in
Classics from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. in English at UCLA. She has been at Clark University since 2005 where she teaches early and antebellum American literature, poetry, and book history. Her first book, Jeremiah’s Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2013. In her current book project, “What’s
the Matter with Early American Poetry?”, she utilizes fugitive print and
manuscript sources to reveal a range of elite and non-elite poetic practices that included reading and writing, collecting and annotating.


Assistant Director of Administration and Communication

Jennifer McGugan

Program Coordinator

Kathy Sloan

Higgins Steering Committee

Patrick Derr (Philosophy)
Beth Gale (Foreign Languages and Literature)
Lisa Kasmer (English)
Nina Kushner (History)
Kristina Wilson (Visual and Performing Arts)

Difficult Dialogues Leadership

Barbara Bigelow (Graduate School of Management)

Difficult Dialogues Executive Committee

Barbara Bigelow
Sarah Buie
James Cordova
Amy Daly Gardner
Eric DeMeulenaere
Patricia Ewick
Anita Fabos
John Garton
Stephen Levin
Amy Richter
Toby Sisson
Walter Wright

African American Intellectual Culture Series Committee

Janette Greenwood
Esther Jones
Nicole Overstreet
Ousmane Power-Greene

Raphael Rogers
Toby Sisson

Affiliates and Partners

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI)
The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD)