Julia Spicher Kasdorf

Julia Spicher Kasdorf is professor of English and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Penn State University. She studied at Goshen (Ind.) College and has degrees, including the Ph.D., from New York University. She is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018), a collaboration with photographer and Penn State colleague Steven Rubin, as well as the biography Fixing Tradition: Joseph W. Yoder, Amish American (Herald Press, 2003) and the essay collection The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), which won the Book of the Year award from the Modern Language Association’s Conference on Christianity and Literature.

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