Jason Rudy is a Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, and past president of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association. His most recent book, Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies, is a study of poetry written by nineteenth-century British emigrants in colonial spaces, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2017 (listen here to a radio interview on the book). This work was supported by fellowships from both the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). His first book, Electric Meters (2009), looks at the ways Victorian poetry was inspired by and in conversation with developments in the electrical sciences: for example, the invention of the telegraph and the discovery of electromagnetic radiation. Rudy currently directs the English Honors program at UMD and serves on the advisory boards of the journals Victorian Studies and Victorian Poetry.