Brent Blackwell
Brent Blackwell
Associate Teaching Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


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Brent M. Blackwell is an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on the intersections between the humanities and the sciences, particularly in fiction and rhetoric.  His main areas of research are the Nazi Holocaust, White Supremacy, and Jewish Studies.  He has presented his work at many national and international conferences, and has had his work published in academic journals like Reconstruction and Honors in Practice.  As a member of the BSU Honor’s College, he is a two-time recipient of the C. Warren Vander Hill Award for Distinguished Teaching in Honors.  He is also a founding board member of The Crane Center for Mass Atrocity Prevention, a non-profit dedicated to changing public policy.

Professional Experience

Brent has served on many committees and boards while at Ball State, including the Ziegler Advisory Board for Jewish Studies, the Presidential Task Force on Academic Rigor, the Strategic Planning Committee for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the English department’s Contract Faculty Committee, Writing Committee, and the Annual Report of Scholarship Committee. He is also the academic advisor for the Ball State Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.


Ph.D. in Theory and Cultural Studies, Purdue University, 2003.

Research and Publications

“Literary Topology: An Introduction to Postmodern Mathematics.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 4:4 (Fall 2004) (Online Journal). n.p. ISSN: 1547-4348.

“Calvino and the Little People: the Poststructural Folk Tale,” Romance Language Annual XI (2000): 144-150. CD-ROM.

Curriculum Vitae

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