Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

Class of 2009, Modern Europe
Director of Global Awards and Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, New York University Shanghai
Anna Kendrick

Thesis Title: “On Guard with the Junipers”: Ewart Milne and Irish Literary Dissent in the Spanish Civil War

What Now: Director of Global Awards and Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, New York University Shanghai

The interdisciplinary, transnational scope of a History and Literature degree has proved decisive for my teaching and scholarship. Following graduation from Harvard, I taught English, Spanish and History at the Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, UK, thanks to the Harvard-Shrewsbury Fellowship. While in England, I decided to return to the Modern European literary and cultural studies I had begun at Harvard, with an MPhil in European Literature and Culture at Cambridge University. From there, I continued my studies at Cambridge with a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese, submitted in 2015. With the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, I wrote a dissertation on child development and education reform in early twentieth century Spain, which I am currently preparing for publication. Aiming to work in international higher education, I subsequently accepted a position teaching European literature and directing the scholarship and fellowship program at New York University’s degree-granting campus in Shanghai, China. I aim to help students pursue studies that are as individualized and well-supported as I found my undergraduate work in History and Literature to be.