Ned Schaumberg

Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Global Studies

Ned Schaumberg
  • Professional
  • Biography


  • Ph.D., English, University of Washington, 2018
  • M.A., English, University of Washington, 2012
  • B.A., English, Whitman College, 2009

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Global Anglophone Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Indigenous Literatures
  • Science Writing and Communication


Ned Schaumberg joins the PLU faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Global Studies. He is thrilled to be returning to the Pacific Northwest, since earned his doctorate in English at the University of Washington. He has spent the past year as the Seedbox Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Texas at Arlington. The Seedbox is a research collaboratory based at Linköping University, Sweden that examines the role of the humanities in understanding and approaching complex environmental problems. His current book project, “Waterlogged: Narrating Hydroecologies in the Anthropocene” examines a range of texts that attempt to describe the experience of water’s flow and circulation, arguing that figurative language and narrative structures play an increasingly important role in understanding water across space and time. Considering literary water from a range of cultural and geographic perspectives showcases the ways unique and collective experiences of water shape the communities who encounter it.