Ian Bickford is Provost and Vice President of Bard College at Simon’s Rock. In recent articles in Milton Studies (“A High Shelf: Milton and Seventh-day Adventism,” 2010, and “(Survival of the) Fit(test), Though Few: Darwin’s Miltonic America,” forthcoming 2017) and Modern Philology (“‘Dead Might Not Be Dead’: Milton in the Americas and Jamaica Kincaid’s Flat World,” 2014), Bickford charts the often subterranean channels of John Milton’s influence in the Americas. His areas of research and teaching also include Early Modern race and gender, 19th-century American literature and religion, and film. Bickford holds an AA from Bard College at Simon's Rock, BA from U.C. Berkeley, MA from Stanford University, and PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center.