Susan Hegeman researches the intersections of American literature and the social sciences, especially anthropology. She is currently working on a project on indigeneity in a global context, and another on the history of the popular social sciences in mid-twentieth century US. She is the author of Patterns for America: Modernism and the Concept of Culture (Princeton, 1999) and The Cultural Return (California, 2012). She is also an associate editor of the multi-volume Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel (2011).
A former chapter president of United Faculty of Florida, Professor Hegeman is also interested in the history and politics of higher education. She is currently a guest blogger for Amerikaanalys.se, an academic blog that contextualizes U.S. politics for a Swedish audience.
She has recently taught courses on American Indian Literature and U.S. Literature and the Law (undergraduate) and Rationality, Irrationality, and Modernity (graduate).