Lydia Kerr

Lydia Kerr


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Lydia Kerr came to UVU after receiving her PhD in Comparative literature at SUNY Buffalo and has been teaching here for almost 10 years. She studies and teaches 20th Century US literature as well as continental philosophy with an emphasis on literary theory and psychoanalysis. Her most recent publication is an edited volume about the relationship between psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and philosopher Martin Heidegger. In 2017 she won the faculty Champion of Inclusion award. Lydia regularly teaches Critical Introduction to Literature (ENGL 2600), Latinx Literature in the United States (ENGL 377G), Multi-ethnic Literature in America (ENGL 376G), and Contemporary American Literature (ENGL 3540). She is an active member of the Global/Intercultural Committee and presently an Associate Writing Program Administrator.