Naomi Greyser

P3 Obermann Administrative Fellow

Naomi Greyser is associate professor of American studies, English, and gender, women’s & sexuality studies at the University of Iowa.

Greyser publishes on the human and cultural dimensions of inquiry, with a focus on what it feels like to write and conduct research, how ideas travel, and creativity. She is the author of On Sympathetic Grounds: Race, Gender, and Affective Geographies in Nineteenth-Century North America (Oxford UP 2017) as well as articles in American Literature, American Quarterly, Feminist Studies, and MELUS: Multi-ethnic Literatures of the United States, among other journals. Greyser is currently completing her second book, Un/Blocked: Writing, Research and the Creative Process, which offers rhetorical tools, intellectual ingredients, and embodied practices for researchers to work and play with. Drawing on over a decade of working closely with academic writers across disciplines, this volume’s evidence-based approach both complements and augments scholars’ expertise in their own fields. 

As the P3 Obermann administrative fellow, Greyser is joining the center’s team in reflecting on the institutional conditions that best support vibrant art and scholarship, and the increasingly crucial work of university research centers heading into the middle of the 21st Century.

Naomi loves weekend cooking, prairie walks with friends, and love- and hate-watching stream-able content with her teenage daughter. She is delighted at the opportunity to spend time this year working at and with Obermann!