Mary Valentis

Mary Valentis

Visiting Associate Professor; CHATS Founder & Co-director
Department of English
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Humanities 337
Mary Valentis sits at her desk. She wears a gray sweater and her auburn hair is cut shoulder-length with bangs.

Mary Valentis’ primary teaching interests are interdisciplinary studies, modernism, psychoanalysis and culture, film studies, and visual studies.  Her recent work has been in psychoanalysis and climate change and medical humanities.  She has just co-written, directed, and produced a documentary film, the Albany mummies: unraveling an ancient mystery and a novel about Edith Wharton.



The American Sublime SUNY Press 1986

Female Rage (Crown Publishers) 1994

Brave New You (New Harbinger) 2001

Romantic Intelligence (New Harbinger) 2004

TechKnowledgies (Cambridge Scholars) 2009



Community Engagement Award   2013

Excellence in Teaching 2008



Getty Trust, Campus Heritage Grant 
Major Grant, NYS Council for the Humanities, The James Family Celebration
Woodrow Wilson Imagining America Critical Exchange Grants
Graham Foundation Grant
Woodrow Wilson Imagining America Public Scholarship Fellowship Grant
Beatrice and Robert Herman Foundation Grant
Research Foundation Grant
Apple Computer Grant for The Technology Plays 
2010 NYS Council for the Humanities, The James Family Celebration
2009 The Graham Foundation
Imagining America: 4 development grants