Brett Tomlinson

Niles Tomlinson has been teaching literature and writing courses at Georgetown since Fall 2009.


He received his PhD from George Washington University in 2008 with a focus on 19th C American literature and its intersection with animal theory and natural history. Niles has an abiding fascination with the human/animal border and has related scholarly interests in posthumanism, queer theory, and contemporary American science fiction/horror film. His two most recent conference papers explore: human/panther crossing in Charles Brockden Brown’s 1799 novel Edgar Huntly; alien divine-animality in the 2012 film Prometheus.