Scholar of the Month

Jada Ach: October 2022 Scholar of the Month

Tidwell Christy

ASLE’s Scholar of the Month for October 2022 is Jada Ach. 

Jada Ach is a Lecturer at Arizona State University, where she teaches in the Interdisciplinary Studies and Master of Liberal Studies programs. She is the author of Sand, Water, Salt: Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880-1925 (2021) and co-editor of Reading Aridity in Western American Literature (2020).

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