Rachel I. Abramowitz

Adjunct Lecturer

Rachel Abramowitz holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, and has recently completed her Ph.D. in English language and literature at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Her essays, reviews, and poems have appeared in The Colorado Review, The Kenyon Review Online, The Oxonian Review, jubilat, POOL, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere. She teaches English literature at Barnard College, where she is an adjunct lecturer.

Academic Focus: 

The Origins and Legacy of Postmodernism
20th Century Poetry
Contemporary and Experimental Poetry
Creative Writing


First-Year English: Legacy of the Mediterranean (Barnard College)
First-Year English: Women and Culture (Barnard College)
Postmodernism (Oxford)
Contemporary Poetry (Oxford)
Jewish American Fiction (Oxford)
Special Topic: Philip Roth (Oxford)
The Campus Novel (Oxford)
New Journalism (Oxford)
Introduction to English Literature (University of Iowa)
Creative Writing (University of Iowa)

Awards & Honors: 

Phi Beta Kappa
Summa Cum Laude (Barnard College)


420 Barnard Hall
messages: 212-854-2116

Office Hours: 

Fall 2017
by appointment