Stanford Experts

Michele Elam

Professor of English; Professor of American Studies; University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Director of Modern Thought and Literature program


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Michele Elam is the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies, the Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of English, and Director of Stanford University’s interdisciplinary graduate program, Modern Thought and Literature (MTL). She is affiliated with the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Studies, African & African American Studies, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and on the Director’s Council for the