Abigayle Farrier, Ph.D. | Department of English

Abigayle Farrier, Ph.D.

408F Language Bldg

Abigayle Farrier received her Ph.D. in English from TCU, where she studied 19th century Transatlantic literature with a focus on American authors. She also has a master's degree in psychology with a concentration in forensics. Her particular fields of interest are the Global South (including the Caribbean!) and American women writers - although, funnily enough, she has written about everything from the television show Criminal Minds to a murder case in Ireland in 1888. She loves it when the fields of psychology, literature, history, and the archives overlap, so you can usually find her researching something in these areas. Her work has appeared in publications such as Shame and the South (LSU Press, 2024), the Teaching Transatlanticism digital anthology (2022), and Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary Relations (2020). Before she began working in higher education, she taught biology and AP environmental science to high school freshmen and juniors. At this point, Abigayle has taught every single grade from pre-K to college seniors, and she's loved them all! At UNT, she teaches courses in composition and literature.

Outside of academia, she is an avid animal lover - she has a German Shepherd/Husky mix, a Golden Retriever, a bearded dragon, two sugar gliders, and 29 chickens. When she's not reading or teaching, she's probably at the lake or baking some sort of dessert.