Clara Paloucek

Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture

Teaching Assistant


6164 Vilas Hall

Clara Paloucek is an M.A. student at the University of Wisconsin. Though her research interests range from the intricacies of British novels to the development of Slavic identity, the majority of Clara’s research is centered on American history and literature. She engages primary sources to understand how individuals influence the way history perceives them. Clara’s undergraduate thesis, a gateway to deeper interest in the topic, explores the ways in which the people of the frontier shaped the rhetoric of American exceptionalism during the height of westward expansion.