The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Sarah Ruffing Robbins, Barbara McCaskill, and Gabi Kirilloff to edit Dred.
Sarah Ruffing Robbins is Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature at TCU, where she teaches courses in American literature and transatlantic and cross-cultural studies. A nationally known leader of public humanities projects, she draws on her interdisciplinary interests in American Studies, Gender Studies, and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, as well as her affiliations with a range of educational organizations and community initiatives. Robbins has published widely on humanities and education issues and is the author of nine academic books, including Managing Literacy, Mothering America: Women’s Narratives on Reading and Writing in the Nineteenth Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004), The Cambridge Introduction to Harriet Beecher Stowe (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and is the co-editor of Nellie Arnott’s Writings on Angola, 1905-1913: Missionary Narratives Linking Africa and America (Parlor Press, 2011). Her most recent book is Learning Legacies: Archive to Action through Women’s Cross-cultural Teaching (University of Michigan Press, 2017).
Barbara McCaskill is Professor of English at the University of Georgia where she also serves as the Director for the Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative and the Associate Academic Director of the Wilson Center for Humanities and Arts. On the national level, she serves as Co-Principal Investigator of a one-million-dollar multiyear grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Culture and Community at the Penn Center National Historic Landmark.” She is the recipient of several teaching and leadership awards, and in 2012 served as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, and ESQ. A noted scholar of African American literature and culture, she has written over thirty single-authored journal essays and book chapters and is the author, co-author, or editor of five books: The Magnificent Reverend Peter Thomas Stanford: Transatlantic Reformer and Race Man, (University of Georgia Press, 2020); Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory (University of Georgia Press, 2015); Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem: African American Literature and Culture, 1877-1919 (New York University Press, 2006); a teaching edition of the 1860 memoir Running 1,000 Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery (University of Georgia Press, 1999); and a collection of original essays, Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference (SUNY Press, Series on Literature, Culture, and Learning, 1993).
Gabi Kirilloff is Assistant Professor of English at TCU, where she teaches course in digital humanities, nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature, and women’s literature. She was awarded the department’s teaching award in 2020. Kirilloff is the author of several book chapters and articles on Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, as well as on gender and character agency in the works of women writers. While completing her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she served as the co-coordinator for the Nebraska Literary Lab, as the director of a project using GIS that mapped Willa Cather’s fiction and correspondence, and as editorial assistants on both the Willa Cather Archive and the Walt Whitman Archive.