Senior Lecturer in English
Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, History of American Civilization (2001)
A.M., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, English and American Literature and Language (1994)
M.A., New York University, New York, New York, American Civilization (1992)
B.A, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, American Studies, Art History (1991)
Judith Richardson is a senior lecturer in English and program coordinator for American Studies. After receiving her PhD from Harvard University, Judith began teaching at Stanford in 2001, offering a range of courses on American literature, including classes on women writers, early American literature, autobiographies, and the literature of cities. The author of Possessions: The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley (2003) she continues to write and lecture—at Stanford and beyond—on the history and literature of New York, and on issues of place and cultural memory more broadly. She is currently working on a book about nineteenth-century America’s “plant-mindedness,” its multivalent obsession with vegetable matters.