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Victoria (Torie) Burns

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Research Interests

20th century American literature, 21st century American literature.

Torie Burns is a PhD candidate studying American literature from 1900 to the present. Her interests include memoirs, food studies, and embodiment. Prior to attending Iowa's program, she earned a BA in English and Psychology at Duke University and worked at Vanderbilt University's business school. Torie is working as a graduate assistant and Digital Bridges fellow for the Obermann Center Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry program (through December 2018). She teaches a food-focused Rhetoric course and previously worked as a TA for Foundations of the English Major.