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Christopher "Christopher" Hurshman

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Christopher Hurshman brought a varied background to Harker when he began here in 2015. He taught English and math at South Kent School in Connecticut for seven years, and, while in graduate school at Yale, he taught Tolstoy, The Victorian Novel, Science Fiction and The Bible as Literature, among other courses. At Harker Mr. Hurshman teaches British literature to sophomores and senior electives in Russian literature, creative nonfiction, and literature and film.

He has participated in multiple National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars, one on the subject of Chaucer and His Age (2006) and another on Teaching Literature Through Adaptation (2019).

Mr. Hurshman was raised in France, Russia and Wisconsin (and remains a Green Bay Packers fan). He enjoys music, "especially singing and fiddling about with my acoustic guitar," and is the youngest of four children in a globe-trotting family that still vacations together in the French countryside from time to time.

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Saratoga Campus
English Teacher, Upper School


B.A. Russian and History, Williams College
M.A. Comparative Literature, Yale University
M.Phil. Comparative Literature, Yale University