Megan McNamara (also published under M. M. Dawley) teaches in the Writing and Communication Center and the Writing, Rhetoric and Professional Communication Program at MIT. She earned her doctorate from the American & New England Studies program at Boston University. Her work focuses on the literary history of the Gilded Age in the United States with an emphasis on satire. She was named to the inaugural cohort of Affiliated Faculty at BU’s Center for Antiracist Research and collaborated with Gene Andrew Jarrett on the creation of the African American Studies module for Oxford Bibliographies Online. Her writing appears in American Literary Realism and the Edith Wharton Review, and she is the book review editor for The Mark Twain Annual as well as the executive director of the Mark Twain Circle of America.