Andrea Rehn

Andrea RehnProfessor of English
Associate Dean and Director, Whittier Scholars and Digital Liberal Arts Programs
Department of English Language and Literature

Wardman Hall 108
Personal Website

Academic History

B.A., Berkeley
M.A., Ph.D Cornell University

Academic Interests

Victorian Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Digital Humanities, Feminist and Queer Studies.


I am Associate Dean and Professor of English at Whittier College where my portfolio includes directing the Whittier Scholars Program. In 2013 I founded Whittier's Digital Liberal Arts Program  (DigLibArts), which supports both faculty development and curricular renewal to empower students from diverse backgrounds to become flexible learners who will thrive across virtual and physical spaces. I have been a recipient of an NEH Summer Institute Fellowship, and am Principle Investigator on  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants totaling $1.45 million to foster digital scholarship and liberal arts curriculum renewal. My publications include articles on Conrad,  Kipling, Austen, and digital pedagogy. Visit DigLibArts or Whittier Scholars to learn more about my current projects, or connect with me on Twitter @profrehn. 

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Hastening together to perfect felicity”:  Teaching the English Gothic Tradition through Parody and Digital Role-Playing." Persuasions On-Line (anticipated Spring, 2014)
  • “Becoming James: Jane Austen and the Rajah of Sarawak” – Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA), CSU Fresno (3/2013)
  • “White Rajas, Native Princes and Savage Pirates: Lord Jim and the Cult of White Masculinity.” Journal of Victorian Culture 17.3 (2012) 287-308. Print.
  • “A ‘Blasée Old Campaigner’: Photograph and Narrative in Isabella Bird’s Asian Travel Books.” Narrating Travel in the Nineteenth Century, eds. Claudia Capancioni and Kate Hill. (under submission)
  • "Jane Austen Goes to Borneo.” Public Lecture, NEH Summer Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia (7/2012)
  • “Brazen Images:  Kipling’s ‘Man who would be King,’ Newspaper Heroism, and Parody”—Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, Rochester, NY (3/2012)
  • “Isabella Bird Takes Flight: Photograph, Narrative, and Audience in the Asian Travel Books—Travel in the Nineteenth Century Conference, Lincoln University, Lincoln, UK (7/2011)