English professor Justine Murison researches and teaches 19th century American literature. She’s fascinated by what she calls "the meeting place of the material and the immaterial: the boundaries between, for instance, psychological emotion and physiological response, spiritual striving and bodily care, and imaginative reading and social consequences."

“My method is interdisciplinary, combining historical research with an unwavering dedication to discovering the nuances and textures of literary style and the history of literary genres,” she said.

Read more about Murison's recently published book on privacy and secularism, her "American Obscenity" project, and her teaching in this Q&A from the College of LAS