Adam P. Newman

Special Projects Liaison


  • PhD candidate, English, Emory University, Expected 2018
  • BA, English, Vassar College, 2011


As the Woodruff Fellow in Digital Humanities, Adam serves as the assistant managing editor of the open access journal Atlanta Studies.

He also works on a number of other Atlanta-oriented projects in the center, such as Unpacking Manuel's Tavern.


Adam is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English with research interests in 19th and 20th century American and African American literature, disability studies, and digital humanities.

His dissertation, Caring Across the Color Line: Race, Disability, and Scenarios of Dependency in 19th Century American Literature, interrogates the repeated representation of interracial relationships of care in 19th-century American literature. It examines how such representations encode the anxieties and fantasies around dependency in 19th-century America and how they were shaped by race, gender, and disability.