Rachel Bowser

Dr. Rachel Ann Bowser

Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Professor of English

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Dr. Bowser is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., but has been in Georgia since 2002. She earned her M.A. 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 published and presented on Victorian literature and steampunk fiction, as well as on leadership, access and equity in higher education.


  • Doctorate – English – Emory University
  • Master's – English – West Virginia University

Academic Interests

  • Victorian literature and culture
  • 20th-century British literature and culture
  • British Romanticism
  • Feminism and gender studies
  • Science fiction
  • Steampunk


  • 2017-2018 ACE Fellow
  • Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection (Like Clockwork: Steampunk Pasts, Presents, and Futures, University of Minnesota Press), with Dr. Brian Croxall, 2017
  • Aspen Institute Fellow, Wye Faculty Seminar, Queenstown, MD, July 2016

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