Devin William Daniels

Visiting Assistant Professor
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Location English House 211


Areas of Focus

Twentieth-century American literature, film and media studies, contemporary literature, critical data studies, writing pedagogy.


Devin William Daniels completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 2023 and will be serving as Visiting Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College for the 2023-24 academic year. His dissertation, "Informatic States: Administration, Identity, and Surveillance in the US Novel, 1940–1977," considers how the novel understood, depicted, and engaged with the information systems and technologies of administration through which the state comes to "know," define, and interface with its populace and citizenry. He is currently developing this dissertation into a book manuscript while pursuing new research on collectivity, race, and paranoia in the digital age. His work is published or forthcoming in Representations, Mediations, English Studies in Africa, Contemporaries at Post45, and Hyped on Melancholy.