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Elizabeth Violette

Elizabeth Violette

Educational Background

SUNY Cortland, MA (Literature)
SUNY Cortland, MA (History)


Betsye is an Education Coordinator for the Cornell Prison Education Program and has taught college courses in Literature, Writing, and History both inside and outside prison classrooms. Her academic interests lie in “bad girl” behaviors, trash culture, how madness and failure are constructed, and writing in marginal spaces.


  • Literatures in English


  • Cultural Studies 
  • American Studies 
  • Media Studies
  • Trash Culture 
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Postmodernism