Megan Tusler received her PhD in English from the University of Chicago in 2016, where she worked on American literature, comparative ethnic studies, photography and literature, and critical theory. She is at work on two projects: American Snapshot, an archival project, argues that racial belonging in the 20th-century United States produces unique problems in the combination of image and text in order to reevaluate social space. On Other Loathing is about misanthropy and negative affect in American fiction and reconsiders major 20th-century novels to show the emergence of a misanthropic political stance in them. She also volunteers for the curatorial department at the Chicago History Museum archives. Her work has appeared in Chicago Review and is forthcoming in American Indian Quarterly.
On “Coming of Age”: Margaret Mead’s Correspondence and the Biographical Problem
Deborah Blum’s new biography of anthropologist Margaret Mead poses questions about the ethical underpinnings of early fieldwork and the genre of biography....