Wesleyan portrait of Sierra  Eckert

Sierra Eckert

Assistant Professor of English

Downey House, 294 High Street, 128


BA Swarthmore College
MA Columbia University
MPHIL Columbia University
PHD Columbia University

Sierra Eckert

Sierra Eckert specializes in nineteenth-century British and Anglophone literature, disciplinary history, critical and social theory, and the digital humanities. Her book manuscript, The Research Aesthetic: Information and the Form of the Nineteenth-Century Novel, argues that key formal features of British fiction emerged through attempts to grapple with new techniques for recording, sorting, and storing factual data. She joins Wesleyan after a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University, where she was a Perkins Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Digital Humanities.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2023: Thursdays 2-4PM and by appointment


Spring 2024
ENGL 201V - 01
Imitation and the Real Thing

ENGL 313 - 01
Literatures of Empire

Fall 2024
ENGL 249 - 01
Data and Culture

ENGL 317 - 01
Gothic Bodies