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Ambler, Catherine H

Teaching Assistant Professor



research overview

  • My research focuses on early modern Persian poetry and intellectual history. In my scholarship, I work to bring out the role of Central Asian poets and Sufis (roughly, Islamic mystics) in a broader Persian-speaking world. Questions that I am exploring in this early modern intellectual and literary context include: ways of understanding the relationship between divine unity and temporal multiplicity; the role of intertextuality in generating poetic newness; and theories of the imagination and what it means for poetry to be imaginative.


courses taught

  • COEN 1830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Explores topics of interest in transitioning to the College of Engineering and succeeding in STEM majors.
  • ENES 3100 - Seminar in Engineering, Ethics & Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Introduces students to foundational texts in personal ethics (from philosophy, literature, history, and the arts). Class discussion puts these texts into context for students preparing to enter careers in engineering and applied science.'Includes extensive writing. Fulfills the College of Engineering & Applied Science writing requirement.'Department prerequisite: a minimum GPA of 3.0. Formerly HUEN 3100.