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William Elliott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English 
Arts and Sciences - Humanities


Whitehead Bldg Rm 215, Juneau Campus



Ph.D. English. University of California, Davis. 2014

B.A. English. University of Puget Sound. 2006

Courses Taught:

  • ENGL 418: Advanced Topics in Literature— Discard Studies
  • ENGL 365: Literature of Alaska, Native and Non-Native Perspectives
  • HUM 370 / 270 : Sport, Leisure, and Cultures
  • ENGL 226: American Literature (1865–Present)
  • WRTG 212: Writing and the Professions
  • WRTG 211: Writing and the Humanities
  • WRTG 111: Writing Across Contexts
  • WRTG 110: Introduction to College Writing
  • ODS/PE 115: Winter Backpacking
  • ODS/PE 114: Backpacking in Southeast Alaska
  • ENGL 497: Independent Study


Growing up in rural Alaska, we were always reading, especially the snow. Today, I teach writing, literature, and humanities courses that attend to the ways our experiences are both socially constructed and materially grounded, shaped by stories and signs curved along the contours of a more-than-human world.


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