Annie Atura Bushnell

Executive Director of CCSRE

Annie Atura Bushnell is the Executive Director of CCSRE, where she leads the development and implementation of programs across CCSRE's Research Institute and five degree-granting Academic Programs. In addition to teaching core courses in CCSRE, she collaborates with CCSRE staff and partners across the university on the Center's wide-ranging portfolio of events, community partnerships, fellowship opportunities, undergraduate and graduate courses, and research networks.

As a PhD student in Stanford's English department, Dr. Atura Bushnell won the Lieberman Fellowship, the Geballe Dissertation Fellowship, and the CSRE Graduate Teaching Fellowship. She held the Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2021-22. Her dissertation was awarded Stanford English Department's Alden Dissertation Prize in 2020. 

Dr. Atura Bushnell co-edited a forthcoming collection about the literary politics of Jewish American women writers entitled Matrilineal Dissent: Women Writers and Jewish American Literary History (May 2024). Her solo book project explores feminism as a mechanism for Jewish women's integration into, and determination of, white norms of femininity.


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