Rachel Bowser

Dr. Rachel Ann Bowser

Interim Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Associate Professor of English

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Dr. Bowser is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., but after eight years feels that she has developed southern roots. She earned her master's in English at West Virginia University and her Ph.D. at Emory University. Bowser taught composition and literature at both those universities as well as at the University of South Carolina Beaufort before joining the GGC faculty in 2010. Bowser's scholarly and teaching interests include Victorian literature and culture, 20th-century British literature and British Romanticism, as well as science fiction and gender studies. Bowser has recently published or presented articles on topics including Lady Audley’s Secret (a Victorian murder mystery novel), steampunk fiction, mommyblogs and H.G. Wells. When not teaching, grading or reading, Bowser may be found cooking, yoga-ing and/or parenting in her Candler Park neighborhood.


  • Doctorate – English – Emory University

Academic Interests

  • 19th-century British literature and culture
  • British modernism
  • British romanticism
  • Science fiction
  • Gender and women's studies
  • Narrative theory