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Curriculum Vitae

2007    Ph.D., English with Graduate Emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California, Irvine
2002    M.A., English, University of California, Irvine
1996    B.A., English, with Departmental Honors, magna cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles

Vanessa Osborne received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Irvine in 2007. In 2008 she was hired at USC where she has taught courses for the Writing Program, American Studies Department, Summer @USC Program and General Education Program.  Her academic interests include 20th Century American Literature and Popular Culture, and she has published essays on shop windows in Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and the organization of space and labor in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. Sadly she lost badly to trivia whiz Ken Jennings on Jeopardy.