By Sara Phillips

Books & Media: An Interview with Carmen Acevedo Butcher


PhD English grad student and The Well copyeditor, Sara Phillips, interviewed author, speaker, and Shorter College English professor Carmen Acevedo Butcher at the Following Christ 2008 conference in Chicago. Listen in as Carmen describes her unlikely path to academia and her encouragement to aspiring academics.

About the Interviewee

Carmen Acevedo Butcher is a professor of English and scholar-in-residence at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. She was the Carnegie Foundation professor of the year for Georgia in 2006, and during the 2004-2005 year she and her family lived and learned in Seoul, South Korea, while she taught as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Sogang University. She has written books on medieval women mystics and linguistics. More information can be found on these at her website. (Photo credit: Katherine Butcher.)

About the Interviewer

Sara Phillips is a nonfiction editor at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and holds a doctorate in English from the University of Wisconsin. Sara was an active member of the InterVarsity grad chapter at UW-Madison and now spends her days thinking about American poets, the intricacies of knitting patterns, and Wisconsin history. She is currently finishing a dissertation on the American long poem—and in her downtime, is glad to lend her copyediting skills to The Well.