Danielle Spratt (she/her) is Director of the Office of Community Engagement and a professor of eighteenth-century British and transnational literature in the Department of English at California State University, Northridge. Her areas of interest include the literature of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries (specifically 1620-1830), the history of science and medicine, the rise of the novel, print ephemera, feminist and gender theory, public and digital humanities, digital accessibility, experiential and antiracist community-engaged learning pedagogies, and theories of social justice.

She is the founder of CSUN's Center for Public Humanities, a member of CSUN's Center for Digital Humanities, and current chair of the University Graduate Studies Committee. With Drs. Mirna Troncoso Sawyer, Nelida Duran, and Rosalia Garcia-Torres, she is a member of the Basic Needs Outreach Initiative, funded by an AB 74 Campus Climate Grant. Between MA and PhD programs, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. With Bridget Draxler, she is the author of *Engaging the Age of Jane Austen: Public Humanities in Practice* (2018, U of Iowa Press's Humanities and Public Life Series). She is currently finishing a monograph on the history of medicine and reproduction; with David Alff (Buffalo) she is co-editing a collection of essays on science in the long eighteenth century for the U of Virginia Press. In 2023, she received CSUN's Visionary Community-Based Service Learning Award.

  • Ph.D. 2011, Fordham University
  • M.A. 2003, Fordham University
  • B.A. 2002, Fordham University

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