Adam P. Newman

Special Projects Liaison


  • PhD candidate, English, Emory University, Expected 2018
  • BA, English, Vassar College, 2011


As the Special Projects Liaison for Atlanta Initiatives, Adams focuses on Emory's Atlanta Dashboard, a collaborative project of ECDS with the Office for Government and Community Affairs and the Center for Civic and Community Engagement.

The project, which is under development, will present the university's engagement in the metropolitan Atlanta area.


Adam is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English with research interests in 19th and 20th century American and African American literature and culture, disability studies, and digital humanities.

His dissertation, Caring Across the Color Line: Race, Disability, and Scenarios of Dependency in 19th Century American Literature, interrogates the repeated representation of interracial relationships of care in 19th-century American literature. It examines how such representations encode the anxieties and fantasies around dependency in 19th-century America and how they were shaped by race, gender, and disability.

Additionally, Adam is using the Scalar platform to develop two digital archives, one focused on 1906 Atlanta Race Riots and the other on the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta.