ABOUT

Hi, I'm Gabrielle Stecher. I'm interested in creativity & the stories we tell about women artists.

My research, writing, and teaching largely focus on narratives about women artists & their creative labor. 

In my work, the category of the woman artist includes both visual and performing artists, ranging from illustrators and painters to actors and filmmakers. I am particularly interested in the mythologies of Classical Hollywood and its women players. Recent and forthcoming publications include essays on the rhetorical violence enacted against women actors in Hollywood Babylon, as well as the legacies of Elizabeth Taylor and Mary Blair. 

Building on my doctoral work on Victorian visual culture and ancient reception, my in-progress cluster of writing and curricular projects interrogate how and why creative women retell and reimagine the ancient past through various media and genres. 

I have contributed criticism to both public-facing and academic venues. My reviews of fiction and nonfiction titles related to my above interests have appeared or are forthcoming in venues ranging from American Book Review, Harvard Review, and Necessary Fiction to Film Quarterly and Woman's Art Journal

I have taught interdisciplinary composition, intensive writing, & literature courses at Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Georgia. 

As an award-winning educator, I am deeply committed to the creative empowerment of undergraduate students, especially in general education courses. I design curricula and active learning environments that leverage technology to democratize digital creativity and empower students as both creative producers and critical, analytical thinkers.

As part of my service to the profession, I present faculty development workshops and write on topics related to teaching and learning, including creativity, digital pedagogy, instructional design, and multimodality. I am also the author of a robust library of open educational resources designed to support faculty and students in writing and literature courses.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., English, University of Georgia, 2022

B.A., English with concentration in Studies in the Novel, University of Georgia
Summa cum laude & Honors Program Highest Honors

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences, Media, & Technology,
Indiana University Bloomington, in progress

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Lecturer, Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington, August 2022 - present.

Associate Director of Undergraduate Teaching, Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington (IUB), August 2022 - June 2024.