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American studies educator

Eric John Sundquist, American studies educator. American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1981, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1989-1990, Guggenheim fellow, 1993-1994.


Sundquist, Eric John was born on August 21, 1952 in McPherson, Kansas, United States. Son of Laurence A. and Frances J. (Halene) Sundquist.


Bachelor, University Kansas, 1974. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1978.


Assistant professor English Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1978-1980, University California, Berkeley, 1980-1982, associate professor, 1982-1986, professor English, 1986-1989, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989-1997, chair department English, 1994-1997. Dean Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College Arts and Sciences Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1997. Visiting scholar University Kansas, 1985, director Holmes graduate seminar, 1993.

Director National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, University California, Berkeley, 1986, 90, University of California at Los Angeles, 1994. Consultant California Council for Humanities, 1986-1987. Professor Bread Loaf School English, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1987, 89, Sante Fe, 95.

Member fellowship committee Newberry Library., 1987, 88, 92. Director National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Seminar for Secondary School Teachers, Berkeley, 1988. Visiting professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1988.

Andrew Hilen visiting professor University Washington, 1990. Lamar Memorial lecturer in southern states Mercer University, 1991. Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt professor English Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1992-1993.

Member fellowship consultant National Humanities Center, 1992, 93. Academy specialist in American studies Tel Aviv University, 1994. Member advisory board Colloquium for the Study of America Culture, Claremont (California) Graduate School & Huntington Library., since 1994.



Member Modern Language Association (chair advisory council American literature section 1994, member executive committee division 19th Century American literature 1994-1997), American Studies Association (chair John Hope Franklin Prize committee 1993, member national council 1994-1997, member finance committee 1995-1997, and other committees), American Literature Association, Organization American Historians, Southern History Association, Southern American Studies Association (member executive committee 1993-1997), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Tatiana Kreinine, August 14, 1982. Children: Alexandra, Joanna, Ariane.

Laurence A. Sundquist

Frances J. (Halene) Sundquist

Tatiana Kreinine

Alexandra Sundquist

Joanna Sundquist

Ariane Sundquist