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Cynthia BlakeleyInstructor

Cynthia Blakeley earned a PhD from Emory’s Institute of the Liberal Arts in 1996 after completing a BA in international relations from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and teaching in France for a year on a Fulbright. In her doctoral program, Blakeley specialized in psychoanalytic theory, feminist theory, and dream theory. She has since become interested in memoir, memory, and narrative, and she enjoys teaching the department’s interdisciplinary research methods course for third-year IDS and AMST majors.

Before returning to teaching in January 2015, Blakeley worked full-time as a freelance editor, undertaking a variety of projects within the humanities and social sciences. She continues editing part-time, collaborating with faculty and presses across the country. Blakeley most recently edited the scholarly art catalog Through a Glass Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt by Walter S. Melion and James Clifton (Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2019).

Previous editing projects include Family Narratives and the Development of an Autobiographical Self by Robyn Fivush (Routledge, 2019) and Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion by Dawn Peterson (Harvard University Press, 2017). She has also edited dozens of book chapters and articles published in scholarly journals such as Social Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Publications of the English Goethe Society.

Research Interests

Memory, memoir, dreams, narrative, writing skills, research methods.