Heather Brink-Roby is a Presidential Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Linguistics and Theatre Studies. She received an AB in History and Literature from Harvard, an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from University of Cambridge, and a PhD in English from Harvard. Following the PhD, she was the Lumley Research Fellow in English at University of Cambridge and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University. She has published on topics ranging from literary representation of consciousness and theoretical diagrams in science to the role of mythology in Darwinian theory in venues including ELH and Victorian Studies. Her primary research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, history and philosophy of science, and theory of the novel. Her current book project is titled A Wider Reality: Representativeness and Modernity.
Brink-Roby has offered courses including "From the 'Age of Epic' to the 'Age of TV'," "Art and Social Justice," "The Nineteenth-Century Novel," "Literature and Science," and "Literature and Medicine." She has been the recipient of university-wide teaching awards at Harvard and NUS.