Promoted to Associate Professor
Prof. Pacheco received his M.A. in English from the University of Washington in 2000, and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2006. He taught at California State University for two years before arriving at Purdue in 2008. His research and teaching interests include: transcendentalism; children’s literature; print culture; and race, class, and gender in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature.
His first book, Moral Enterprise (The Ohio State University Press, Fall 2013), uses the transcendentalists to examine an ethically redemptive and potentially lucrative definition of the antebellum author as educator. His articles have appeared in _ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance_ and the _Nathaniel Hawthorn Review_, and he also has an essay appearing in an edited collection forthcoming from Routledge Press. He is now working on his second book, about transcendentalism and children’s fantasy literature.
Prof. Pacheco has been recognized for his teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including the English Department’s Overall Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2013. He has recently taught courses on gender and literature; children’s literature; the American and the transatlantic novel; Hawthorne; and antebellum and later nineteenth-century American literature.