Alexandra Socarides

Associate Provost for Faculty Success

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phone 573-882-4483

Alexandra Socarides is Professor of English and past-Chair of the department. She has been at MU since 2007, during which time she has published 3 books on American literature: In Plain Sight: Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry and the Problem of Literary History (Oxford UP, 2020), A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry (Cambridge UP, 2016, co-edited with Dr. Jennifer Putzi), and Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics (Oxford UP, 2012). She has held fellowships at the Huntington Library and the American Antiquarian Society, and she currently sits on the editorial boards of American Literature and J19. She was awarded MU’s William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in 2016.


  • Faculty Development Programs
    • New Faculty Orientation
    • University-wide mentoring programs
    • Coordinate professional development opportunities between Office of Research, T4LC, IDE
    • Liaison to ADLP and UM Professional Development
  • Supervise Teaching for Learning Center
  • University Faculty Awards
  • Manage Department Chairs
  • Provost Office Communications