I am Kevin McMullen. And, in addition to being a Chicago White Sox fan and a collector of colorful socks, I am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). I earned my PhD from UNL in May 2018, and have worked on the staff of the Walt Whitman Archive since 2010. I now serve as the Archive's Project Manager and an Associate Editor, in addition to teaching courses on American literature.
I am also the editor and co-creator of Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger, an online project that seeks to make available for the first time the complete run of Fanny Fern's newspaper columns for The New York Ledger. I have essays published or forthcoming on both Whitman and Fern, and my dissertation and ongoing personal research examines literary responses to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
I earned my MA in English from UNL in 2012, along with a graduate certificate in Digital Humanities, and hold a BA in both Journalism and English from the University of Iowa.
When I'm not permanently damaging my eyes in front of a screen in the name of digital preservation, I am most likely to be found reading, listening to vinyl records, or practicing new ways to be less terrible at volleyball.
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