We here at BHL have some good news to start off 2013. Starting today, Sarah Skwire will be joining us as a permanent member of the crew!

Most of you probably saw the post Sarah wrote with Steve Horwitz the other day. But if you want a fuller introduction, you should take a look at some of her terrific work, like this piece for Cato Unbound on the relationship between literature and liberty, or this talk she gave on whether there’s anything for fans of the free market to like in the work of Charles Dickens. And definitely take a look at her Freeman column, and her blog.

As you can tell from her oeuvre, Sarah brings something a little different to this blog! Sarah’s PhD is in English from the University of Chicago, and her current work focuses on the relationship between literature and economics. She is the author of the college writing textbook, Writing with a Thesis, which is about to appear in its 12th edition, and she has published a range of academic articles on subjects from Shakespeare to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is presently a full-time Fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc., a non-profit educational foundation.

Please join us in welcoming her to the blog!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.skwire Sarah Skwire

    Thanks! I can’t wait to get started!

    • http://www.facebook.com/zgochenour Zac Gochenour

      And we can’t wait to read your posts!

    • Sean II

      Let me add another welcome to the chorus. I, for one, promise to wait at least a week before I accuse you of selling out the true soul of liberty.

  • Aeon Skoble

    Great addition to your roster. Congrats to her and kudos to you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000214887686 Sharon Presley

    Ah, Sarah, what a refreshing addition.

  • martinbrock

    If increasing readership is the goal, sparring with a childish youtube video on a titillating topic like gender politics is a not a bad strategy, and it’s not a bad strategy for a budding blogger to grab some attention either. That’s not a criticism, and I might watch Skwire’s reply to youtube videos on youtube too, but I look forward here to learning libertarian perspectives in English literature and such from her. Maybe this segregation of the vulgar from the academic is arbitrary, but sometimes I like to stick to the program.

  • ThaomasH

    This addition may impinge on Tyler Cowen territory, but so much the better. :)

  • martinbrock

    After reading Modified Rapture for a while, I think BHL made a great choice, and I give Horwitz more credit for “No Girls Allowed!”

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