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Daniel Bender

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

English and Modern Language Studies

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“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” -Benjamin Franklin


Formative experience: reading documents that inspire ("All men are created equal"). Then I notiiced that the inspirational language loses something once translated into material reality ("All men--how about women?--created equal"). So, a life-long belief that enunciation (saying stuff) might lead to embodiment (real life).


BA, Rutgers College

MA, University of California' Berkeley

PhD, University of California' Berkeley

Awards and Honors

Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship/ Pace University, October 20, 2017 - Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Fellow, 2017-18


Bender, D. (2018, March 22). Renaissance Society of America . Enduring Renaissance Rhetoric: A Plebeian Perspective. New Orleans LA.


Fields of Specialization:
Early Literature (Antiquity through Early Modern); Shakespeare; Tudor education; educational theory; social class and literature; new humanities combining civic engagement and works of art; writing for social justice.


United Students Against Sweatshops

Renaissance Society of America

Northeast Modern Language Association

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