SOPHIE ESCH

Writer, Scholar, Professor

Sophie Esch is an associate professor at Rice University. She writes and conducts research about the intersection of literature, politics, and war in peripheral world literatures of the non-anglophone Global South, especially in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Mozambique, and Angola. You can find her CV, books and articles here.

She is currently a Humboldt Fellow in Berlin (spring/summer 2022).

Professor Sophie Esch at Rice University
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RESEARCH AREAS
LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND WAR IN THE NON-ANGLOPHONE GLOBAL SOUTH

"Through my research, I develop new angles for understanding violence by analyzing objects, creatures, and gestures that are conspicuously present in narratives of war but rarely put into analytical focus."

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Fall 2016

Global Teaching Scholar

Semester at Sea

2014-2018

Assistant Profesor

 Colorado State University

2018-2021

Assistant Professor

Rice University

2021-present

Associate Professor

Rice University

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