About Me

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I am currently an Assistant Professor, General Faculty, in the English Department at the University of Virginia. My academic work focuses on contemporary global fiction, violence, critical theory, and visual media. I also teach classes on gender and global literature, expository writing, writing about pop music, feminist theory, and global cultural studies. I have also spent time studying and teaching Irish literature and culture. I hold a Ph.D. from UVa and an M.Phil. degree from Trinity College Dublin.

Alongside my academic work, I’m a contributing music writer at Paste Magazine. I’ve also written about music, books, and theater for publications including the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Washington City Paper, PopMatters, and Slant Magazine. You can find selected clips under "Culture Writing."

UVa Today, UVa’s publication, wrote a profile on my double life as an academic and music journalist. If you’d like to see how I see these pursuits as related, then please check it out! I also received coverage in UVa Today upon winning a Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation in 2016.

You can reach me @anniehgalvin on Twitter or anne.galvin@gmail.com.

(photo: Dan Addison)