Patrick Herald

Post Doctoral Fellow

Emory Writing Program

Office: Callaway N404E

Email: patrick.steven.herald@emory.edu

Biography

Patrick Herald earned his PhD at the University of Kentucky, where he completed a dissertation on recent British and Postcolonial fiction. In his research, Herald broadly focuses on the role of expert knowledge: how it is codified in disciplines, what the implications of specialist knowledge used by decision makers but beyond the reach of laypersons are, and how recent authors deploy it in their fiction and public personae; his current project examines how novelists including Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, and Abdulrazak Gurnah connect to these ideas.

The recipient of multiple teaching awards, Herald has taught a range of courses from first-year writing to contemporary fiction. He is especially focused on student engagement with multiple perspectives and on fostering the ability to determine credibility and reliability (particularly online).