Lindsay DiCuirci is an assistant professor of English and affiliate faculty in Language, Literacy, and Culture at UMBC specializing in early American literature and the history of the book. Her book, Colonial Revivals: The Nineteenth-Century Lives of Early American Books (University of Pennsylvania Press, Material Texts Series, 2018) examines the politics of collecting, preserving, and reprinting colonial books and manuscripts in the nineteenth-century U.S. Her research on the ideological work of antiquarianism and early American archives has appeared in Early American Literature and in the edited collection, Urban Identity and the Atlantic World (Palgrave, 2013). She also co-edited a multi-volume primary source collection on the discourse of American Exceptionalism (Pickering & Chatto, 2012) and its manifestations in early American religious writings. Her work has received support from The American Antiquarian Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Lindsay teaches courses in early American literature, African American literature, women’s literary history, and critical theory. She is the current director of the English Honors program at UMBC, as well as Director of the Humanities Teaching Labs on the Inclusion Imperative Program.