Welcome New Librarian! Posted on November 29th, 2021 by

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Dylan Mohr

Join us in welcoming Dylan Mohr as Visiting Assistant Professor & Academic Librarian! Dylan earned an MS in Library & Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is completing a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. We asked Dylan a few questions to get to know him better…

What interested you in joining the library faculty at Gustavus?
First and foremost, I wanted to work in a liberal arts college. Many years ago, I visited Gustavus for my sister-in-law’s graduation. My wonderful impressions of the campus and the community stuck with me for all these years.

What do you enjoy most about your work at the library so far?
The students at Gustavus are very lucky to have such a talented and committed faculty and staff working here. I enjoy having such talented and committed colleagues too! 

What is your area of research?
My PhD was on film, psychology, and propaganda in the early 20th century. More specifically, I am interested in how these three things came together and were then used as a tool to repress things like non-normative sexualities and so-called “radical politics” in places like prisons and prison camps.

What are you reading now?
I commute from Saint Paul, so I’m mostly listening to my books these days. Two wonderful listens have been Olga Tokarczuk’s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead and Esmé Weijun Wang’s The Collected Schizophrenias

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I mostly play with my daughter. We’re both accomplished sand-castle builders. When not building castles, I enjoy reading and playing music that nobody in my family can stand.

The next time you see Dylan and the Reference Desk, stop by to say hello!


One Comment

  1. Gerard Saylor says:

    “Playing music that nobody in my family can stand.” I understand this.