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  • Iain Crawford
    Associate Professor
    Director, Ofc. of Undergraduate Research & Experiental Learning
    University of Delaware
    Department of English
    222 Memorial Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    Iain Crawford holds a B.A. in English and Greek Civilization from the University of Leeds and a Ph.D from the University of Leicester. In addition to his appointment in the department, he also serves as UD's Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research. His current book project, Contested Liberalisms: Dickens, Martineau, and the Victorian Press, places Charles Dickens and Harriet Martineau in dialog to create a lens through which to examine the development of Victorian journalism in a transatlantic context. Work from this project has appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature and the collections Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press 1850-1870, Dickens and Massachusetts: The Other America (U of Massachusetts Press) and Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge U Press). Dr. Crawford recently completed a term as President of the Dickens Society and is currently President-elect of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).


  • Ph.D., English, University of Leicester - England, 1982

Research Projects 

  • Developing Research and Research-based Teaching through Collaboration with the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
    Crawford, Iain
    Building around the 2014 annual meeting of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, this project focuses upon enhancing disciplinary and interdisciplinary work by UD graduate students. It makes use of print and other materials in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection and at the Delaware Art Museum to promote scholarship and research-focused undergraduate teaching in the area of the Victorian press.


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