The University of Iowa

Bluford Adams

Bluford Adams
Associate Professor
Office: 
474 EPB
Phone: 
319-335-0461
Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Interests: 
19th-Century America

My teaching and research focuses on racial, ethnic, and regional identities, and way those identities got expressed in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. culture. I am particularly interested in the relationship between regional identities like Yankee and Southerner and nineteenth-century “racial” identities like Anglo-Saxon, Negro, Celt, and Teuton. I teach topics courses on passing, immigration, diversity, and regionalism, as well as general courses on American fiction and nineteenth-century U.S. literature and culture.