Ben Streeter CV

EDUCATION

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

CONFERENCE PAPERS

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. 

PAPERS

  • 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

TEACHING

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)

WORK EXPERIENCE

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 TheHill.com | 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 TheHill.com

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

AWARDS

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

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

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

LANGUAGES

Fluent in French

OTHER EXPERIENCE

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