AboutTeresa Mangum is the Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. She is an associate professor of English and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. Her interests range from 19th-century fiction to age studies and animal studies. She is also an advocate for publicly engaged humanities. In that capacity, she serves on the national board of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life and co-edits the University of Iowa Press book series, Humanities and Public Life.