Bridget McFarland earned a PhD in English from New York University and a B.A. and M.A. in English from Georgetown University. She has taught courses in British and American literature, transatlantic gothic novels, twentieth-century films, and composition. Her current interests include dramatic adaptations of popular literature, performance as personal practice and political statement, and histories of reading practices.
Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.