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

  • 2020Present

    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

  • 2021-2022
    Arts & Humanities Research Enhancement Program at University of Nebraska
    Project Scholar for 'Recovering BIPOC Voices from the Victorian Periodical Press.' Grant project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Enhancement Program at University of Nebraska, 2021-2022.
  • Spring 2019
    Sr Cunningham Memorial Teaching Project Award
    Sr Cunningham Memorial Teaching Project Award
  • Fall 2018
    Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Classroom Grant
    Dr. Jenny Murphy and I received a $1400 grant to purchase specialized meditation chairs and mats to create a meditation classroom, specifically for a course we will team-teach in the fall entitled 'Mindfulness and Meditation.'
  • 2016-2018
    Faculty Development Research Grant, NDNU
    The NDNU Faculty Development Committee awards research grants to assist in book project research and writing.
  • 2015-2016
    Dorothy Stang Faculty Scholar, NDNU
    The Sr.Dorothy Stang Scholars Program was established for faculty interested in teaching community based learning/research courses (CBL/CBR). These scholars are selected annually through a competitive application process and learn “best practices” of CBL/CBR by participating in professional development and mentoring activities.