Sabrina Starnaman is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Literary Studies and the Acting Director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her research focuses on Progressive Era (1880-1930) American texts about social settlements and women’s activism, urbanism, and disability. Central to Dr. Starnaman’s research agenda is exploring how nineteenth-century activists remediated exploitative labor practices, racism, and poverty. She is interested in finding ways that their historical solutions, often implemented locally, can be brought to bear on similar problems in the twenty-first century. Currently she is completing a manuscript entitled, Deforming the Neighbors: Cross-Class Urban Relations in Progressive Era Literature. She teaches courses on Women’s Literature, Ethnic American Literature, Literature and Science, and nineteenth-century American Literature. Dr. Starnaman is the 2015 recipient of the Victor Worsfold Outstanding Teaching Award for the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas. Currently, Dr. Starnaman is the Vice President of Organization for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. She has an M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Literature from University of California, San Diego. Prior to her Ph.D. work, Starnaman taught middle and high school classes at a hard-to-staff school in the Bronx, and worked for The Boys and Girls Club of America in NYC.