Meet Claire M Class
Professor of Instruction I, English and Writing
Phone: (813) 257-3965
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2007 University of California Riverside, B.A.
2008 University of California Riverside, M.Ed.
2017 Washington University in St. Louis, Ph.D.
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Writing and Inquiry
Claire Class’ research sits at the intersection of literary studies and sociology. Her book project focuses on a cluster of American reformers who deployed modernist techniques, such as linguistic collage and iteration, in their fiction and life writing to disrupt the early institutionalization of sociology in the United States.
Class has presented papers at the British Association for Modernist Studies International Conference, the Modern Language Association Convention and the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. In 2019, she helped convene the 43rd Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World System in Freiburg, Germany. She also held a monthly book club for the St. Louis County Library.
Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship for Archival Research, University of Chicago, 2019
Volkswagen Foundation Workshop Grant, University of Freiburg, 2019
Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellow in Residence, Washington University in St. Louis, 2016
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014