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About Claudia Stokes

Claudia Stokes is Professor of English at Trinity University. She received her doctorate from Columbia University, and she specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture. Her scholarly interests include the history of religion, women writers, hymns, and the history of American literary study.


Present Professor, English, Trinity University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities; stipend designated a special “We the People” project in American history and culture, 2010
  • William Dean Howells Memorial Fellowship in American Literature (1860-1920), Houghton Library, Harvard University, 2003-04
  • Fellow, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2002
  • Tom and Mary Turner Faculty Fellow, Trinity University, 2001-2004
  • 1994-1999 President’s Fellowship, Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1994-1999


  • 19th-century American women writers
  • Sentimentalism
  • Realism and Naturalism
  • Feminist Theory

Books (3)

Articles (9)

Contributions to Books (3)

Review and Review Essays (4)