Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas
Mary Catherine Mueller, Ph.D., currently holds the position of full-time Lecturer in English in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University. She teaches Holocaust Literature and other courses in the Discernment and Discourse Program. Before joining SMU, she taught Rhetoric at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she also obtained her Doctorate in Humanities – Studies of Literature, with a focus on Holocaust Studies. Throughout her Master’s and Doctoral studies, Mueller was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Her research and writings focus on the Representations of the Holocaust in Pop-Culture, Art, and Memory; Holocaust Literature; Literature as Testimony; 18th to 20th Century European Literature; Transcontinental Cultural Studies of America and Europe; and the Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Rhetoric and Composition.
Whether publishing in various academic presses or presenting in Dallas, Los Angeles, London, Jerusalem, or elsewhere, Mary Catherine Mueller, Ph.D., has presented her research and writings about the Holocaust to scholars, educators, and Human Rights advocates throughout the world. Through her teaching, Mueller hopes to introduce students to authors who may in time become their teachers, to ideas that may broaden their perspectives, and to discussions that may challenge their long-held presuppositions or help them solidify what it is that they believe.