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Anthony Dyer Hoefer

Assistant Dean

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Anthony Hoefer works in the field U.S. southern studies, but his published work engages graphic novels, detective fiction, Hurricane Katrina, and The Big Lebowski. His current projects investigate literary representations of major landuse policies and economic development projects in the U.S. South.

Prof. Hoefer currently serves as the Assistant Dean of the Honors College and the Director of Mason's University Scholars Program. He regularly teaches the Honors College's first-year research methods seminar (Honors 110), and he also teaches interdisciplinary Honors seminars—mostly recently, a section of Honors 130 (Conceptions of Self) that investigates notions of bondage and liberty through first-person narratives of slaves and slaveowners. 


PhD, English, Louisiana State University (2008)

MA, American Studies, University of Alabama (2003)

BA, Government and English, Wofford College (2000)

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Appointment: Tenure-Track

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor


Literature and culture of the U.S. South; nationalism; race, religion, and literature; ecocriticism and environmental writing.

Professional Affiliations

MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Southern American Studies Association