Elizabeth Oxler has been teaching with Sophie Connect since 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and her Master of Arts in Literature from the Middlebury Breadloaf School of English. After spending time teaching in independent schools in the Northeast, Lizzy moved to Lafayette, Louisiana to begin work on her Ph.D. in Folklore and English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Lizzy’s research focuses on the intersections of the visual arts and literature in Western and Southern writing. While at UL, Lizzy worked in both the curatorial and education departments at the Hilliard University Art Museum where she curated, wrote texts, and prepared audio supplemental guides for exhibits on Louisiana’s visual art history, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali’s later works, Yun Fei Ji’s work on Hurricane Katrina and historic Chinese murals, as well as Richard Sexton’s work on the Global South, Creole World.
She has been interviewed on KRVS regarding her involvement in building the Creative Conversations program at the Hilliard.Her work has been published in Louisiana Folklore Miscellany, North Carolina Literary Review, and by The University of Louisiana Press. Lizzy joined the faculty of Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans in 2018 where she teaches World History and American Literature.