Stephen Thompson has joined the upper school English department this fall, having completed his doctorate in English requirements in English from Cornell University earlier this year.
Thompson will teach English II and AP English Language: Imagined Societies- Utopias and Dystopias.
“I’m really excited to talk about books with students,” Thompson said.” For a long time, I had just been reading books in the library. To me, literature is at its most alive when it’s in conversations. I’m really excited to see what animates [students].”
Thompson graduated with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelors of Arts and earned his Master of Arts from Cornell University.
Before coming to Harvard-Westlake, Thompson taught a class at a high-security prison called Writing Oneself: Literature and Autobiography for Cornell’s Prison Education Program as well as other classes for freshmen at Cornell.