Dr. Pamela Swanigan
B.A., M.A. (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. (University of Connecticut)
Position: Teaching Affiliate
Research Interests: Children's Literature, Sociobiology, Ecological literacy, Evolutionary Psychology, Biracial and Racial Identity Issues, African American Issues
Pam Swanigan has taught literature and composition in B.C. and the eastern U.S. since 2001. Before that, she was an award-winning writer for such publications as Saturday Night magazine and the Toronto Star, as well as an editor for magazines and newspapers in Vancouver and Toronto. Several of her magazine articles have been anthologized in college readers.
Pam’s academic publications include an article on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (Borrowers and Lenders 7.2) and a credo against teaching from personal agenda in the ecocriticism anthology Teaching the Environment (Peter Lang, 2014).
Pam is currently working on a book called How to Get Good Marks in First-Year English.
She holds a Ph.D. in children’s literature and ecocriticism from the University of Connecticut