Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
American literature to 1900, animal studies, ecocriticism, food studies, African-American and Native American literatures, women's literature, literary and political theory
Current Book Project
"The Antebellum Animal," which examines literary, philosophical and popular representations of animal life during the 19th century
Food for the Mind
Professor Neely's research and teaching focus on questions of nature, culture and democracy in American literature before 1900 and she is currently writing several essays on food and early American literature and culture.