Pearl Chaozon Bauer, PhD was Associate Professor of English at Notre Dame de Namur University and currently teaches decolonial thought and Victorian seriality at The Nueva School.  Motivated by transformational and collaborative leadership models, her research, teaching, community engagement, course development, and curriculum design are informed by Critical Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, Gender and LGBTQIA+ Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Peace Studies methods and philosophy. She is a founding developer of the digital humanities project Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom which provides practical ways to assist scholars and faculty teach a more diverse, antiracist Victorian studies. Currently, she is working on two book projects: Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy, co-edited with Dr. Erik Gray (Columbia University), is a collection of essays that reconsiders familial, friendly, and erotic intimacy in nineteenth-century British poetry; and Pedagogy of Space, a collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Murphy (Notre Dame de Namur University), reconfigures and decolonizes the classroom space to encourage creative agency, belonging and healing.  For fun, she teaches yoga and meditation, leads fermentation and pickling workshops, hunts for mushrooms, and learns about birds. 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.

Academic Positions

  • 2021Present

    Upper School English Faculty

    The Nueva School

  • 20202021

    Associate Professor

    Notre Dame de Namur University

  • 20152020

    Assistant Professor

    Notre Dame de Namur University

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Doctor of Philosophy in English

    University of California, Davis

  • M.A. 2005

    Master of Arts in English

    Pennsylvania State University

  • B.A. 1999

    Bachelor of Arts in English & French

    Bucknell University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2021–22
    Project Scholar: Field Development Grant ($27,500)
    Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), 2021–22.
  • 2021–22
    Project Scholar: Arts & Humanities Research Enhancement Program Grant ($15,000)
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2021–22.
  • 2021
    Co-PI: Humanities Without Walls Seed Grant ($4000)
    Purdue University, 2021.
  • 2019
    Recipient: Sr. Cunningham Memorial Teaching Project Award ($1500)
    NDNU, 2019.
  • 2018
    Curriculum Designer: Classroom Grant ($1500)
    Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, 2018.
  • 2015
    Faculty Scholar: Sr. Dorothy Stang Center ($800)
    NDNU, 2015.