Ben Streeter CV


The George Washington University, Washington, DC, Class of 2019

M.A., English Literature

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, Class of 2013

B.A., Political Science, cum laude


Spring 2018: “Trauma Literature in the Neoliberal Age: W. G. Sebald, Patrick Modiano, and Teju Cole”

"Trauma: The 7th Annual Department of English Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference," The California State University, Long Beach English Graduate Student Association, Karl Anatol Conference Center, Long Beach, California

Spring 2018: “Attachment in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz: Trauma and Dissociation”

"Attachment: Literature, Spaces, and the Imaginary," The George Washington University English Graduate Student Association 2018 Symposium, The National Churchill Library and Center, Gelman Library, Washington, D.C. 


  • Trauma Literature in the Neoliberal Age: W. G. Sebald, Patrick Modiano, and Teju Cole
  • Book Review, Fredric Jameson’s Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act
  • Digital Humanities Review, Literary Mapping of W. G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn
  • A Study of Literary Celebrity: W. G. Sebald and Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Sebald, Modiano, and the Genre of Trauma Literature
  • Teju Cole and the ‘Archival Impulse’ in Open City
  • Reading Stefan Hertmans, and Valeria Luiselli, after W. G. Sebald


Spring 2018: Guest taught a two-hour session of undergraduate course on editing at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland (with professor Barb Barrett)


The Pew Charitable Trusts | Senior Associate, Stateline, June 2015 – present
Washington, DC

Stateline provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Since its founding in 1998, Stateline has maintained a commitment to the highest standards of nonpartisanship, objectivity, and integrity.

  • Sole copyeditor and fact checker, reporting directly to the Executive Editor
  • Graphics editor, seeing graphics through production and review to publication
  • Reconcile edits from freelance fact checkers, writers, editors
  • Use track changes to see final versions of stories through copyediting to production
  • Coordinating with communications, production, design, and research teams
  • Stateline stories are often published in The Washington Post and other national publications

The Hill and | Copy Editor and Fact Checker, June 2014 – June 2015
Washington, DC

The Hill is a print newspaper and website devoted to Capitol Hill, the White House, and K Street.

  • Edited and fact-checked stories, proofread pages, and wrote headlines
  • Wrote content for

Carroll County Times | Copy Editor and Page Designer, November 2013 – June 2014
Westminster, MD

Carroll County Times is a Maryland daily newspaper with a circulation of 25,000.

  • Designed front page
  • Wrote headlines
  • Edited stories and proofread pages
  • Prepared wire budgets for editorial staff meetings


Achievement of Continuing Excellence (ACE) Award, The Pew Charitable Trusts, April 2017


2016: Poynter-ACES Certificates in Editing and in Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing


Fluent in French


Editorial Intern at The Gettysburg Review, one of the country’s premier literary journals