Cassandra Nelson is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of English, specializing in twentieth-century American fiction. She is currently at work on a dissertation about religion and technology in postwar American fiction. Other research interests include Irish literature (especially the work of Samuel Beckett), the history and future of the book, and textual criticism.
In 2007, she prepared a critical edition of short stories by Betty Wahl for her master's thesis at Boston University’s Editorial Institute, under the direction of Christopher Ricks. Five of Wahl's stories have since been reprinted or published for the first time in The Antioch Review, The Southern Review, and The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society. Her edition of Samuel Beckett’s More Pricks than Kicks was published by Faber & Faber in 2010.
She previously served as Assistant to the Provost at Boston University, where she drafted correspondence and remarks for senior administrators, and edited four issues of the award-winning annual publication Research at Boston University (2007-2010).