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.  She is founding developer of Undisciplining the Victorian Classrooma peer-reviewed digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian studies through a positive, race-conscious lens. The project has been well received by the field through invited talks and editorial work, in large part because it interrogates how the historical and present-day whiteness of Victorian studies impacts not only field-centered pedagogy but also the working conditions in the field.  She is also co-organizer of Recited Verse, a digital humanities initiative that revitalizes the oral and aural elements of poetry in a social media platform.  Moving beyond the realm of literary scholarship into other areas of the humanities, including sound studies, theater, and performance studies, among others, it is dedicated to speaking back to corporate social media trends, while providing alternative anthologizing methods focused on community-based, antiracist social praxis of production, circulation, and discussion of poetry recordings online.  She is co-editor of Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy (Ohio UP, 2023), a volume of essays that reconsiders familial, friendly, and erotic intimacy in nineteenth-century British poetry.  Her current book project, Pedagogy of Space, is informed by a decolonial ecology of knowledges and a holistic process of knowing and explores how to transform the classroom into a radically democratic, critical, and relational space of creative learning.  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.