Daniel D. Clausen is a teacher, literary scholar, and writer in the environmental humanities. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Nebraska. He is also a graduate fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies.
His scholarship looks at the relationships between work, violence, and nature in American literature. His dissertation Ethical Georgics: Violence, Labor, and Nature in American Literature examines how narratives of farming were variously used by abolitionists, freed slaves, and white settler colonists before and after the Civil War.
Between reading and writing, he also flyfishes the rivers of his home state of Idaho, and tries to make furniture with handtools in the back of his rented house.