Nathan Hensley / Instructor

Nathan K. Hensley works on nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, ecological thinking, and the novel. His other interests include Anglophone modernism and the cultures of contemporary globalization. His first book is Forms of Empire: The Poetics of Victorian Sovereignty, forthcoming from Oxford UP in late 2016.  Hensley holds degrees from Vassar College (B.A.), the University of Notre Dame (M.A.), and Duke (Ph.D), where he was also a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow. Before coming to Georgetown, he was assistant professor of English at Macalester College. You can contact him at

Grace Foster / Teaching Assistant

Grace graduated summa cum laude from Presbyterian College in 2013 with a B.A. in English. After college, she worked for her alma mater as an Admission Counselor and then as the Writing Center Coordinator. A proud Georgia native, Grace began her M.A. at Georgetown eager to read and write about Southern women’s literature. More recently, though, her interests have taken a dramatic turn into the realm of post-9/11 war films. At Georgetown, Grace works as a Graduate Writing Associate and a tutor and coordinator in the Writing Center. She can be reached at