Dr. Karsten H. Piep is a full-time faculty member of Union Institute & University’s Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies, which he joined in 2007, following a three-year visiting assistant professor appointment at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. As a member of Union’s Humanities and Culture concentration, he regularly offers seminars on critical thinking and writing, protest literature, interdisciplinarity, literary nationalism, and Western intellectual history. He received his Ph.D. in English from Miami University and holds a Master of Arts in English and a B.A. in English and German Education from the University of Kentucky. His research interests include 19th and 20th century American Literature and Culture, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Literary Modernism, Philosophy of History, Proletarian Literature, and Transnationalism.
Dr. Piep is the author of Embattled Home Fronts: Domestic Politics and the American Novel of World War I(Rodopi 2009). His articles have appeared in The CEA Critic, Comparative Literature and Culture, Cultural Logic, Papers on Language and Literature, Studies in American Fiction, War Literature & the Arts, and Women’s Studies.