Claire Burrows

Claire serves as Texas Book Festival’s primary development officer responsible for fundraising and ensuring that fundraising efforts support the festival’s mission, programs and strategic vision.l. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stony Brook University and a master’s degree in Aesthetic Studies from UT Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from UT Dallas. Before joining the Festival, Claire was an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University teaching film, literature, and cultural studies. Her literary interests include comics and graphic novels, literary fiction, and memoirs.