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Sophia Andres

Professor of English, Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan, Professor in Humanities, Chair of Literature and Languages

Department of English

UT Permian Basin

My teaching is primarily founded on the belief that literature is directly related to life, that it captures and represents life in all its complexity—its artistic, historical, psychological and social dimensions. Through works of literature and art, I teach students the means by which they may reach a better understanding of themselves and of others. It is my belief, that good literary works offer us the means by which we may become social agents of meaningful change.