Whitney Womack Smith
- Associate Professor of English and Faculty Director, Hamilton Campus
- Affiliate in Women’s Studies
- Affiliate in Black World Studies
- Ph.D., British and American Literature, Purdue University, 1999
- M.A., English, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1993
- B.A., English, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991
- Women's Literature
- Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Feminist Literary Theory
- 19th-Century Transatlantic Literary Studies
- American Women Writers, particularly Harriet Beecher Stowe and Rebecca Harding Davis
- Fame and Celebrity in the 19th Century
- "Nontraditional Honors." With Janice Kinghorn. Lead article in special issue on Honors and the Nontraditional Student. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Forthcoming, 2013.
- "Transatlantic Cross-Currents: Reform and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Literature." Review essay of Narrative in the Professional Age: Transatlantic Readings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps by Jennifer Cognard-Black and The Novel of Purpose: Literature and Social Reform in the Anglo-American World by Amanda Claybaugh. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 5.3 (2009). Web journal.
- "Nella Larsen." American Writers, Supplement XVIII. Ed. Jay Parini. Detroit: Gale/Cengage, 2009. 119-34.
- "Dorothy West." American Writers, Supplement XVIII. Ed. Jay Parini. Detroit: Gale/Cengage, 2009. 277-91.
- "Stowe, Gaskell, and the Woman Reformer." Transatlantic Stowe. Ed. Emily Todd, Denise Kohn, and Sarah Meer. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2006. 89-110.
- Review of New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism and International Consumer Culture, 1880-1930 edited by Ann Heilmann and Margaret Beetham. Journal of Transatlantic Studies 3.2 (2005): 272-74.
- "Reforming Women's Reform Literature: Rebecca Harding Davis's Rewriting of the Industrial Novel." Our Sisters's Keepers: Theories of Poverty Relief in the Work of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers. Ed. Debra Bernardi and Jill Bergman. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005. 105-31.
- ‘Beyond ‘Jiggle TV’: Charlie’s Angels at 25.’ Disco Divas: Women, Gender and Popular Culture in the 1970s. Ed. Sherrie Inness. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2003.
- ‘Lady Margaret Sackville.’ Dictionary of Literary Biography: Edwardian Women Poets. Vol. 240. Ed. William B. Thesing. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 232-39.
- ‘Elizabeth Siddal.’ Dictionary of Victorian Women Poets. Vol. 199. Ed. William B. Thesing. Detroit: Gale, 1998. 269-77.
- Assistant Editor, De Gustibus: A Festschrift for Alain Renoir. Ed. John Miles Foley. New York: Garland Press, 1992.
‘By the Sweat of Their Brow,’ November 2004
- Miami University Women's Leadership Award Nominee, 2013
- Institute for Miami Leadership Development, 2012-2013
- MUH Excellence in Service Award, 2011
- Summer Appointment at Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC), 2010
- MUH Honors Director, 2009-2011
- Women In Leadership Development, 2008-2009
- Faculty Improvement Leave, 2006
- Summer Research Appointment, 2004
- MUH Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004
- Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities Celebration of Teaching Award, 2003.
- Assigned Research Appointment, 2002
- International Travel Grants, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
- MUH Research Grants, 2002, 2003, 2004
Work in Progress
Whitney Womack Smith is currently working on a project on the European reception and understanding of the nineteenth-century American celebrity pianist "Blind Tom" Wiggins.