Elizabeth C. Auran
A life-long native New Yorker, Elizabeth Auran graduated with high honors in English from Middlebury College and holds an M.A. and M.Phil, with distinction, in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She has taught literature and writing at Columbia College and Iona College and since 1994 has taught the "Women and Culture" rubric of First Year Writing (formerly First Year English) at Barnard College, where she has also served as a pre-major Advisor. In 2016 she was a nominee for the Emily Gregory Award for Excellence in Teaching and devotion and service to Barnard students. Her interests include 19th- and 20th-Century British and American literature, the history of the novel, Gender Studies, film, musical theater, the architecture of NYC, scrabble, cooking, and travel.