Co-Director, Georgia Tech Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology
GT NSF ADVANCE Program Director, 2005-2007
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Ph.D., Rutgers University, Comparative Literature
Joined faculty in
Comparative literature, American studies, science and technology studies, gender studies.
CETL Class of 1934 Educational Partnership Award for Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) Club to WST Co-Directors Carol Colatrella and Mary Lynn Realff, Inman Middle School teachers, and Georgia Tech student volunteers, 2013.
Geoffrey G. Eicholz Faculty Teaching Award, Georgia Tech, 2007-10.
Faculty Outstanding Service Award, Georgia Tech, 2005.
Ford Faculty Woman of Distinction, Georgia Tech, 2000.
Current and recent projects
"WIRES: Women's International Research Engineering Summit." Research funded by NSF. PI: M.L. Realff; CoPIs: C. Colatrella, M.F. Fox, G.Kalonji.
Awareness of Decisions in Evaluating Promotion and Tenure (ADEPT), website and computer instrument. See www.adept.gatech.edu.
Contributor and Editor, "Tribute to John O. McCormick." The College Hill Review. Online quarterly exploring style in the arts and humanities. May 2011. http://www.collegehillreview.com
Collaboration with Lee Williams, Beatriz Vegh, Nihad Farooq, and Yanni Loukissas on a critical edition, translation of, and a website about Tomás de Mattos’s La fragata de las máscaras (The Frigate of Masks), a novel about a slave mutiny. De Mattos's novel is based on Amasa Delano's memoir and Herman Melville's short story 'Benito Cereno'.
Faculty: Mary Frank Fox, Mary Lynn Realff, Kristen Gomard, Nelly Stromquist, Manuel Gil-Antón, Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Reitumetse Obakong Mabokela, Anna Smolentseva.
Graduate and Undergraduate Research Partners: Aisha Avery, Adeshola Adeniyi, Laura Cofer, Jessica Dillard, Daniel Crook, John Goetzinger, Jimia Head, Madhur Khandelwal, Judith Siegel, and Maryann Westfall.
Recent and selected publications
“Relentless Improvising: A Full Professor Struggles to Manage Work, Family, and Health.” Staging Women’s Lives in Academia. Eds. Michelle Massé and Nan Bauer-Maglin. SUNY Press, in press.
“The Evils of Slavery and Their Legacy in American Literature.” Evil in American Popular Culture. Eds. Jody Pennington and Sharon Packer. Praeger, 2014: 45-61.
"Introduction" and "On Technology and Humanity." Technology and Humanity. Ed. C. Colatrella. EBSCO/Salem Press, 2012.
“Gender Equality, Family/Work Arrangements, and Faculty Success in Danish Universities.” Journal of the Professoriate. 4. 2 (2011): 23-46.
Toys and Tools in Pink: Cultural Narratives of Gender, Science, and Technology. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2011.
"The Life Aquatic of Melville, Cousteau, and Zissou: Narrative at Sea." Leviathan. 11.3 (October 2009): 79-97.
“Transitions in Danish Universities: Management, Mergers, and Accountability.” Translated as “Transicíon en las universidades danesas: gestíon, fusiones y responsbilidad.” Revista de la Educacíon Superior. 36.1. January-March 2008: 71-80.
“The Professoriate in Denmark in the Age of Globalization,” The Professoriate in the Age of Globalization. Ed. Nelly P. Stromquist. Rotterdam and Taipei: SENSE Publishers, 2007: 121-152.
Mary Frank Fox, Carol Colatrella, David McDowell, and Mary Lynn Realff. “Equity in Tenure and Promotion: An Integrated Institutional Approach,” Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing academic women. Eds. A.Stewart, J.Malley, and D.Lavaque-Manty. University of Michigan Press, 2007:170-186.
Mary Lynn Realff, Carol Colatrella, and Mary Frank Fox. “Inter-connected Networks for Advancement in Science and Engineering,” Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing academic women. Eds. A.Stewart, J.Malley, and D.Lavaque-Manty. University of Michigan Press, 2007: 62-78.
Nelly Stromquist with Manuel Gil-Antón, Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Reitumetse Obakong Mabokela, Anna Smolentseva, and Carol Colatrella. “The Academic Profession in the Globalization Age: Key Trends, Challenges, and Possibilities.” Higher Education in the New Century: Global Challenges and Innovative Ideas. Eds. Philip G. Altbach and Patti McGill Peterson. Rotterdam: Sense, 2007: 1-34.
Nelly P. Stromquist, Manuel Gil-Antón, Carol Colatrella, Reitumtse Obakeng Mabokela, Anna Smolentseva, and Elizabeth Balbachevsky, “The Contemporary Professoriate: The Uneasy Place between a Segmented Labor Market and a Segmented Profession,” Higher Education Quarterly. 61.2 (April 2007): 114-135.
Mary Frank Fox, Carol Colatrella. Participation, Performance, and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering: What Is at Issue and Why, Journal of Technology Transfer. Special issue on Women in Science. 31 (2006): 377-386.
Mary Frank Fox, Carol Colatrella, David McDowell, and Mary Lynn Realff. Equity in Tenure and Promotion: An Integrated Institutional Approach, Learning from ADVANCE. Ed. Abby Stewart. 2007:170-186.
Urbanization, Class Struggle, and Reform, A Companion to Melville. Ed. Wyn Kelley. Blackwell, 2006: 165-180.
"Moby-Dick's Lessons, or How Reading Might Save One's Life." Ungraspable Phantom: Essays on Moby-Dick. Eds. John Bryant, Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, and Timothy Marr. Kent State University Press, 2006: 165-181.
“Reading ‘Benito Cereno’ in Our Time.” Melville, Conrad: Imaginarios y Américas: Reflexiones desde Montevideo. Eds. Lindsey Cordery and Beatriz Vegh. Montevideo: Universidad de la República, 2006: 79-105.
"Crime and Punishment." American History through Literature, 1820-1870. Eds. Janet Gabler-Hover and Robert Sattelmeyer. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006: 286-292.
"Feminist Narratives of Science and Technology: Artificial Life and True Love in Eve of Destruction and Making Mr. Right." Women, Gender, and Technology. Eds. Mary Frank Fox, Deborah Johnson, and Sue Rosser. University of Illinois Press, 2006: 157-173.
"Science, Technology, and Literature." The Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics. Eds. Carl Mitcham, Larry Arnhart, Stephanie Bird, Deborah Johnson, Raymond Spier. Macmillan. 2005: 1714-1723.
"The Innocent Convict: Character, Reader Sympathy, and the Nineteenth-Century Prison in Little Dorrit." In the Grip of the Law: Prisons, Trials, and the Space in Between. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Greta Olson. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2004: 185-204.
“Emerson’s Politics of the Novel,” Emerson at 200:Proceedings of the International Bicentennial Conference, Rome, October 16-18, 2003. Ed. Giorgio Mariani. University of Rome, 2004: 265-277.
Literature and Moral Reform: Melville and the Discipline of Reading, Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 2002.
“The American Experiment in Criminal Justice and Its European Observers,” National Stereotypes in Perspective: Americans in France, Frenchmen in America, Ed. William Chew III (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001): 113-141.
“Work for Women: Recuperating Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Reform Fiction,” Research in Science and Technology Studies (Knowledge and Society, v.11), Ed. Shirley Gorenstein (Stamford, CT: JAI Press, 2000), 53-76.
"Summary Judgment in Herman Melville's Billy Budd." Cycnos. 19 (2002-2003) 2: 33-46.
Sue Rosser, Mary Frank Fox, and Carol Colatrella, "Developing Women's Studies in a Technological Institution," Women's Studies Quarterly, 30.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2002): 109-125.
"From Desk Set to The Net: Women and Computing Technology in Hollywood Films," Canadian Review of American Studies 31.2 (2001): 1-14.
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
American Studies Association
Modern Language Association
International Society for the Study of Narrative