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Department of English Language and Literature
Associate Director, Whittier Scholars Program
562.907.4200 ext. 4422
B.A., Yale University
M.F.A., PhD., University of California, Irvine
Michelle Chihara’s academic book project analyzes the impact of the behavioral economic mode of thinking on contemporary American popular culture.
Publications include Studies in American Fiction, Postmodern Culture, and American Literary History.
At Whittier College she teaches creative writing, contemporary American literature, and media studies. She was a reporter for a number of years before going back to graduate school, and has published fiction, nonfiction, reportage and essays in a variety of publications, online and off.
More about Michelle Chihara is available on her website.