Austin researches C19 American Literature, pragmatism, and affect theory. His dissertation, "Radial Empiricism Before William James," argues that radical empiricism--a pattern of thinking circulating among authors and philosophers extending beyond William James--contests American hegemonic norms more so than previously assumed.
C19 American Literature, Philosophy, Pragmatism, William James studies, Affect Theory, Religion, Puritanism, Feminism, C19 Medical Humanities, Race and Race History, Rhetoric and Composition, Ungrading, Progressive Pedagogy.
Doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center; MA in British and American Literature, Hunter College, 2014.
“The World is Full”: Emerson, Pluralism, and “Nominalist and Realist,” The Pluralist, vol.