Christine Atkins



Phone: 607.962.9310
Office: Chemung 201O


Dr. Christine Atkins is the Chair of the College’s Diversity Council, the Coordinator of the One Book One College Common Reading Program, and the 2014 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2016 she carried the SUNY Corning CC banner to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and has trekked on the Inca Trail in Peru and throughout the mountains of Colorado. Dr. Atkins is an enthusiastic skier, bicyclist, meditator, and dancer. She adores fashion, skateboarding culture, vegetarian food, and spending time with friends and family.


  • B.A.      English             Villanova University
  • M.A.    English             University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
  • Ph.D.    English             University at Albany

Affiliated Courses:

Composition I, Composition II, Gender and Women’s Studies, World Literature II, Women’s Literature, Holocaust Literature, Modern Poetry, African-American Literature

Recent Conference Presentations:

"I Became a Double Person:" The Impact of Passing on Identity for a Hidden Child of the Holocaust in Nechama Tec's Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood,” Panel: War and Literature, College English Association Conference, New Orleans, March 28-30, 2019.

 “ ‘Those Bloody Sherpas!’ :Deconstructing and Reinforcing Orientalism in Arlene Blum’s Annapurna: A Woman’s Place, ” Panel: Bodies in Motion: Gender, Race, and Politics in Travel Narratives, American Comparative Literature Association Conference, UCLA, March 29-April 1, 2018.

 “‘Gaiety and Grace of Behavior:’ The Equalizing Force of Café as “Third Place” in Carson McCullers’ “The    Ballad of the Sad Café” Panel: Byways in Carson McCullers Scholarship, Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference, February 15-18, 2018, University of Texas at Austin.

“ ‘Through that Fatal Aperture:’ Don Hedger’s Genderqueer Closet in Willa Cather’s “Coming, Aphrodite” American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, Massachusetts