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First-Year English


Sam Lackey

Graduate Teaching Assistant
First Year English
University of South Carolina



Sam Lackey is an ABD doctoral candidate in nineteenth century American Literature. His research interests include crime fiction, the antebellum frontier, and outlaw studies. His dissertation focuses on depictions of crime in popular literature about the frontier from the 1830s, 40s, and 50s. He has presented his work at the American Literature Association’s annual conference, the ALA’s symposium on crime fiction, and at the most recent C19 conference. Sam earned his Master’s in English from the College of Charleston and Bachelor’s degrees in English and Film Studies from USC.