Hello! My name is Sean Cashbaugh. I’m an interdisciplinary cultural historian and critic with expertise in American cultural, literary, and social history. My research interests include cultures of radicalism, political aesthetics, cinema studies, science fiction, and underground culture. In 2016, I completed my PhD in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. I also received a Certification in the Graduate Portfolio Program in Cultural Studies from the Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies. My scholarship focuses on the ways individuals and collectives in the twentieth century have theorized radical political projects in their own languages and forms, as well as in the creative ways they’ve sought to realize them.
I am also an experienced composition teacher and draw from rhetorical as well as writing-across-the-curriculum pedagogies. I use topic-based courses to help students develop the critical thinking and writing skills they need to accomplish their academic and professional goals. I worked as a writing consultant at multiple university writing centers, developing instructional materials and tutoring students on a one-to-one basis in non-evaluative and non-directive environments.
I am currently appointed as a Postdoctoral Lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program at Princeton University.
This is my personal and professional website, an online hub where you can learn about my scholarly work and activities. For a record of my professional accomplishments, please see my CV page. On my Teaching page, you can find information about classes I’ve designed and taught. My blog, Coarse Thoughts, features critical reflections on anything even remotely connected to my research and writing.