Graduate Student Profile

Brianna Beehler

Contact Information


Biographical Sketch

Brianna Beehler is a Provost's Fellow in the English Department at the University of Southern California. She graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Film Studies, and spent the 2009-2010 academic year as a visiting student at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Her current research interests include the Victorian novel, narrative theory, and gender and sexuality studies.


  • B.A. English, Tufts University, 05/2011

Employment History

  • Assistant Lecturer, Writing Program, University of Southern California, 2014-2015
  • Assistant Lecturer, Thematic Option Honors Program, University of Southern California, 2015-2016

Conference Presentations

  • In the Looking-Glass: Visual Exchange in Christina Rossetti’s "Speaking Likenesses," Victorian Modernities, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 6/2015
  • A Knowledge of Her Own: Entering the Forbidden Room in "Villette," Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario , 5/2015
  • Embracing Narratives: Esther and the Maternal Narrator of "Bleak House," Dickens Project Winter Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2/2015

Honors and Awards

  • Louise Kerckhoff Prize in Gender Studies, 2014-2015   
  • Dickens Universe Delegate to the Summer Conference on "Our Mutual Friend", 2013-2014   
  • Fulbright Award, English Teaching Assistantship, Indonesia, 2011-2012   

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

  • Association of English Graduate Students (AEGS) Officer, 2014-2015   



  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377