Sandra H. Petrulionis, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, English and American Studies
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Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, 129

    Sandra Harbert Petrulionis is the author of To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord, the editor of Thoreau In His Own Time, and Thoreau's Journal 8: 1854, and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism and More Day to Dawn: Thoreau’s Walden for the 21st Century. She has also published on Herman Melville, Louisa May Alcott, and other American writers and reformers. Her current research includes a cultural biography of 19th-century activist and author Thomas Wentworth Higginson; and, with Noelle A. Baker, The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition, an NEH supported project. Sandy is also the Director of the NEH Summer Institute on "Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller."

    Research Interests

    19th-century American literary studies

    Henry David Thoreau

    Louisa May Alcott

    Mary Moody Emerson

    T. W. Higginson

    Antislavery reform