Inger S. B. Brodey is Associate Professor in English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and runs several public humanities programs related to Jane Austen, including Jane Austen Summer Program (www.janeaustensummer.org) and Jane Austen & Company (www.janeaustenandco.org). She has just completed a book on "Jane Austen and the Price of Happiness" and is at work on a book on "Jane Austen and Asia." Her books, book essays, and articles are centered in literature, political philosophy, and intellectual history. She also publishes regularly in health services research and is interested in the emerging field of neuro-cognitive studies of literature. She is a frequent speaker at Jane Austen events around the world and former board member of the North American Friends of Chawton House as well as the Jane Austen Society of North America.
North Carolina Humanities Council Public Humanities Award, Bank of America Honors term distinguished professorship, Graduate Mentor Award for Department of English and Comparative Literature, Chapman Family Award for Excellence in Teaching, Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Johnston Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, SAMLA Studies Award for the best scholarly book, DAAD scholarship, Mellon Humanities Scholarship, United States Presidential Scholar