Bruce Levy

Senior Lecturer,
SMU Dedman College

Department of Human-Centered Interdisciplinary Studies



Ph.D. in American Studies, Brown University


3101 University Blvd., Rm. 234
Dallas, 75205
Box 253



Dr. Levy has published articles on late nineteenth century American Literature and Culture and the history of American social reform. He is currently completing a book on the Midwest and American Modernism, and is at work on a new book on the idea of economic freedom within American culture. At SMU, he directs the Center for Academic-Community Engagement, which involves students in coursework that engages them as well in community work. He teaches courses on Adolescence in America, Social Class and Democracy, the idea of "community" as both a lived and imagined experience, and the literatures of minorities.

Courses Taught

HUMN 6397 Troubled Youth in America

HUMN 7303 The Cultural Politics of Rock, Roll and Rap

HUMN 7382 Cultures of "Displacement:" The Writing of Race, Migration and Diaspora

HUMN 7397 Under the Influence: Discourses of Intoxication, Addiction, and Recovery

HUMN 7388 Seminar in Critical Methods and Cultural Theory (DLS)