Marie Hubbard

Writing Associates

Marie Hubbard earned her B.A. in English with a minor in Education at Stanford University and her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate. She studies the role of literature education in British colonialism, researching the methods by which the English classroom contributed to a reshaping of native cultural attachments and social arrangements. Broadly speaking, Marie's interests are centered on educational inequity and the tangible effects of literature in society.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.