Sophie Abramowitz

Preceptor, General Faculty

Office Hours: W 7-9 pm, 140D Bryan Hall
Class Schedule: MW 12-12:50 PM, 1-1:50 PM, 3:30-4:45 PM

20th century American literature, American Studies, folklore, Black studies, cultural history, popular music studies


Ph.D., English, University of Virginia, 2019
M.A., English, University of Virginia, 2015
B.A., English (minor: Anthropology), Barnard College of Columbia University, 2011


  • Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • Buckner W. Clay Fellowship for the Humanities, 2018-2019
  • RBS-UVA Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • University of Virginia Summer Funding Research Grant, Summer 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Raven Society, November 2017-present
  • Beinecke Visiting Graduate Student Fellowship, June-August 2017
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, Summer 2016
  • Gosnell Prize for Best First-Year Essay, Fall 2014


Lectures, Roundtables, Symposiums:

  • “Langston Hughes’ Life in Music.” University of VA. Charlottesville, VA. 7 April 2018. Dissertation Talk.
  • “Civility, Civil Resistance, and Civil Rights: The Charlottesville Syllabus and Protest at the University of Virginia.” With Maya Hislop, Eva Latterner and Marc Mazique. Humanities Week: Civil Resistance. University of VA. Charlottesville, VA. 6 April 2018. Lecture.
  • “Conversation with Dr. Kanisha Bond about urban space and white supremacy in Charlottesville, VA.” Planning & Design in the Multicultural Metropolis. University of Maryland. College Park, MD. 6 September 2017. Roundtable.
  • “Civil Religion After 9/11 In Popular Culture.” With Monica Blair. Introduction to American Studies. University of VA. Charlottesville, VA. 16 November 2016. Lecture.
  • Guest respondent for Marlon Ross and K. Ian Grandison’s Race, Space, Culture Symposium. University of VA. Charlottesville, VA. 15 December 2015. Symposium