Riley McGuire
Riley McGuire
Assistant Professor
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Riley McGuire is an Assistant Professor of English at Worcester State University where he specializes in nineteenth-century British literature, queer theory, and disability studies. Prior to joining the faculty at WSU, he completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently working on a book-length project exploring how vocal disability influenced nineteenth-century Anglophone culture. His most recent pieces can be found in Victorian Literature and Culture, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, and Disability Studies Quarterly. His teaching—formerly at Penn and Bryn Mawr College, and now at WSU—aims to cultivate accessibility for all students. He received the George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award in 2023 as well as WSU’s Diversity & Inclusion Award.