Nelson, Dana

Daniel Dubois © Vanderbilt University

Dana D. Nelson is a professor of English and American studies at Vanderbilt University where she teaches classes in U.S. literature, history and culture, and courses that connect activism, volunteering, and citizenship. She has published numerous books, essay collections and articles on U.S. literature and the history of citizenship and democratic culture.  Nelson lives in Nashville where she is involved in a program that helps incarcerated women develop better decision-making skills, and works for an innovative activist group fighting homelessness in the area.

On Rorotoko:

On her book Bad for Democracy: How the Presidency Undermines the Power of the People
(Our Cover Feature of December 22, 2008)