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Malcah Effron

Education Background
2010   Ph.D. In English Literature, Newcastle University
2005   M.A. In Humanities University of Chicago
2004   A.B.(cum laude) in English Literature and Mathematics, Washington University in Saint Louis

Teaching Background
2016--Present Lecturer in English, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012--present Full--time Lecturer in English, Case Western Reserve University
2010--‐11 Adjunct Professor in English, Stevenson University
2010--‐11 Adjunct Faculty in English, Community College of Baltimore County
2009 Postgraduate Seminar Tutor, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Newcastle University 
2006--‐2010 Part--time Tutor, School of English, Newcastle University
2008--‐10 Tutor, PARTNERS Summer School, Newcastle University

Research Fields

The Co-Construction of Narrative: Tools for a Rhetorical Analysis” – The International Conference on Narrative, University of Kentucky

Assessing the Realism Effect, or How Melville Taught Me All I Know about Whales” – The International Conference on Narrative, University of Amsterdam

“The CSI Effect as Realism Effect: Detective Fiction’s Role in What People (Think They) Know about Forensics” – Bath Spa University

Negotiations of fiction and reality
Narrative Theory
The (gendered) language of power Detective and popular fiction Argumentation and writing skills
Critical thinking
Global Anglophone literature, film, and television
Popular narratives and forms