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Lindsay DiCuirci

Associate Professor of English, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Lindsay DiCuirci is an associate professor of English and affiliate faculty in Language, Literacy, and Culture at UMBC, specializing in early American literature and the history of the book. Her book, Colonial Revivals: The Nineteenth-Century Lives of Early American Books (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019) examines the politics of collecting, preserving, and reprinting colonial books and manuscripts in the nineteenth-century U.S. Colonial Revivals is the recipient of the Bibliographical Society of America’s St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize, the Library Company of Philadelphia’s First Book Award, and the Early American Literature Book Prize. Other work has recently appeared in Reception, Early American Literature, and the edited collection, Apocalypse in American Literature and Culture (Cambridge UP, 2020). Her current research centers on Spiritualist print culture and social reform in the U.S. between 1840-1870.

Dr. DiCuirci teaches courses in early American literature and print culture, African American literature, women’s literary history, and critical theory. Her collaborative scholarship on working with students in archives can be found in Archive Journal and the forthcoming collection Students in the Archives (U of Illinois Press, 2025). In Fall 2022, with the help of a Hrabowski Innovation fund grant, Dr. DiCuirci’s seminar students produced a collaborative digital project with UMBC Special Collections entitled Digital Cruikshank: Etching & Sketching in Nineteenth-Century England.

She is the current director of the English Honors program at UMBC and the former director of the Dresher Center for the Humanities’ Humanities Teaching Labs initiative. Dr. DiCuirci is also an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society, one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and independent research libraries.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of English, University of Maryland, Baltimore County