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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Adams

Jeffrey Adams portrait

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student and Teaching Associate



400 Hall of Languages


Degree: Began Ph.D. in 2020
Concentration: Early American Literature
Advisor: Dorri Beam

Jeffrey’s research focuses on the literature and culture of the early U.S. republic. Broadly, his work focuses on the limits of secular conceptions of early American intellectual and literary traditions. Additionally, much of his past projects examine 18th and 19th-century American texts that are written by or that depict Native Americans. His other interests include media studies, political philosophy, natural history, epistemology, and critical race theory. At the University of Vermont, he taught English composition for two years, but he is looking forward to teaching courses on American literature at Syracuse.

  • M.A. in English, University of Vermont
  • B.A. in English Literature, Philosophy, and Multimedia & Digital Culture, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown