Christine Smallwood

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Dodge 415
M 9-10 am & by appt. via Zoom


Christine Smallwood is the author of the novel The Life of the Mind (Hogarth, 2021), which Time magazine named one of the top ten fiction books of the year. Her essays, reviews, and profiles have been published in Harper’sThe New York Review of BooksThe New YorkerBookforum, and The New York Times Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University and is a core faculty member of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where she teaches courses on the nineteenth-century novel and other topics. In March 2024, she will publish La Captive, a book in the Fireflies Press “Decadent Editions” series.


  • Columbia University, PhD in English 2014
  • Swarthmore College, BA in English 2003