Caroline Levander is the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Digital Education, Carlson Professor in the Humanities, and Professor of English at Rice University. She is author, most recently, of Hotel Life (2015) and Where Is American Literature? (2013) and is currently writing Rogues: The Hidden History of the Men Who Threatened to Make America Great. In addition to co-editing a book series, Imagining the Americas, with Oxford University Press, Levander is author of Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child, and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois (Duke UP, 2006) and Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Culture and Literature (Cambridge UP, 1998, paperback reprint 2009). She has co-edited A Companion to American Literary Studies (2011), Teaching and Studying in the Americas (2010), Hemispheric American Studies (2008), "The Global South and World Disorder" (2011), and The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader (2003).
Levander is currently a 2017 Fulbright Research Fellow as well as a Senior Fellow at the Freie Universität Graduate School, Berlin. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Huntington Library, the Brown Foundation, the Moody Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Science's National Leadership grant, among other agencies.