Brianna Beehler is a scholar, writer, and teacher. She received her PhD in English Literature from the University of Southern California, where she was a 2020-2021 Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellow. Her book project, Dollplay: Narrative Rituals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, examines the ways that cultural practices surrounding nineteenth-century dolls shaped narrative form. Portions of Dollplay have appeared or are forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Literature and ELH. Grants from the Ralph and Jean Hovel Memorial Foundation, the USC Visual Studies Research Institute, the USC Graduate School, and the USC English Department have supported research for this project. She has also co-edited a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts with Grace Franklin and Devin Griffiths on “The G R E E N Conference,” the 35th annual meeting of Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Georgia Review, Public Books, Podcast Review, and elsewhere.
Her classroom experience began with teaching high school English in Indonesia as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. At the University of Southern California, she has also taught writing and literature courses for the Writing Program and the Thematic Option Honors Program. She now lives in the Bay Area and teaches at Khan Lab High School in Mountain View, CA. Contact her at [email protected] or @briannabeehler.