Deborah Gussman (she/her) is Professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Stockton University. She received her PhD in Literature from Rutgers University, and her BA in English from Temple University. Her teaching and research interests include colonial and 19th-Century American literature and culture, American women writers, Native American Indian literature, and feminist studies. Her scholarly edition of Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s 1857 novel, Married or Single?  was published by University of Nebraska Press in 2015. She edits a digital edition of Catharine Sedgwick’s uncollected tales and sketches, Sedgwick Stories. She is also a Project Co-Director of the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Online Letters, supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations Grant and a Founding Edition of the Primary Source Cooperative.

Questions? You can reach her at deborah dot gussman@stockton dot edu


Photo credit: Mollie Brodsky Greene

Header image credits:
“Why Not Learn to Write,” June 11, 1866
by J. C. Saterlee
pen and ink on joined sheets of paper 28 x 76 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum


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