Dr. Heidari is the Martha Youmans Edens Professor of English at Columbia College, where she teaches American literature. Her book publications include “To Find My Own Peace”: Grace King in Her Journals, 1886- 1910 (University of Georgia Press, 2004) and Nineteenth-Century Southern Women Writers: Grace King and Modernism, co-edited with Brigitte Zaugg (Routledge Press, 2019). In addition to her scholarship on Grace King, she has published and presented papers on other 19th-century writers, with a special interest in American gothic fiction.
Awards & Accomplishments
- Faculty Senior Excellence Award, Columbia College, 2018
- Nineteenth-Century Southern Women Writers: Grace King and Modernism. Ed. Melissa Walker Heidari and Brigitte Zaugg. London: Routledge Press, 2019.
- “To Find My Own Peace”: Grace King in Her Journals, 1886- 1910. Ed. Melissa Walker Heidari. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004.