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Adele Holoch holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on humor as a mode of community building and resistance in contemporary postcolonial literature.
She is also interested in community engaged learning and collaborative digital media projects. Her publications include articles on humor and diaspora, the grotesque, and pedagogical approaches to postcolonial literature in first-year classrooms.
She grew up in Minnesota and earned a BA from Smith College and an MA from McGill University. She also spent a year abroad at Oxford University, as that's where some of her favorite authors studied. (That's also what brought her to Smith.) She enjoys creative writing, photography, and spending time with her family, including three young boys who find adventure everywhere, happily.
"Teaching in the Core Division has been a wonderful opportunity to experience interdisciplinarity at its finest, to hear how students interested in fields as diverse as game design, business, and education can come together in thoughtful conversations about our culture."