Susanna Compton Underland

website imageI currently work as Program Manager for University Honors in the areas of finance, personnel, and operations. I completed my PhD in nineteenth-century American literature in 2018 at the University of Maryland, where I taught in the English Department for six years.

My research explored key tensions between religion and secularity in nineteenth-century American domestic literature. Domestic spaces, including but not limited to the home, were crucial for representing and negotiating conflicts between religion and such secular issues as sexuality, racial hierarchies, science and medicine, and political citizenship.

When I am not working, I enjoy arranging cheese plates, antiquing, and taking walks in my neighborhood.