1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Mary Kuhn

Assistant Professor, Environmental Humanities

Bryan Hall 220

Office Hours:

T 2:00 - 5:00, and by appointment.
Book an appointment during office hours here.

Class Schedule:

T/Th 9:30-10:45
T/Th 12:30-1:45

Ph.D. Boston University 2014
M.A. Boston University 2008
B.A. Yale University 2005
Selected Publications
“Garden Variety: Botany and Multiplicity in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Abolitionism,” American Literature, 87.3 (September 2015), 489-516. 
Selected Awards/Fellowships
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, MIT, 2015-2016
San Andreas Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2014
ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2013-2014
Recent Presentations:
“Weeping in the Wild,” Call of the Wild Conference (Oxford/MIT), Cambridge MA, June 2016
“Learning from the Nineteenth-Century Garden,” part of the Beyond Thoreau: Rethinking Environmental Pedagogy seminar, C19 Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Biannual Conference, State College, PA, March 2016
“Dickinson and the Politics of Plant Life,” MLA, Austin, TX, January 2016
“Tunnels at Kew: The Industrial Roots of Botanical Empire,” ASLE, Moscow, ID, June 2015


19th C American, History of Science, Literature and the Environment