How Did I End Up Here?

Matthew Teutsch
6 min readMay 12, 2024

It’s hard to believe, but this month marks ten years since I graduated with my PhD in English. I never thought, while I was in thick of things, that I would get my PhD, specifically because it took me years to get into a program. I’ve been thinking about that journey a lot over the past few weeks, spurred on by a question from somene on Twitter about whether or not I (in the collective sense) donate to my alma mater and why or why not. That…

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Matthew Teutsch

Here, you will find reflections on African American, American, and Southern Literature, American popular culture and politics, and pedagogy.