Author of Fierce Convictions, the story of Hannah More, the writer who helped end the slave trade, transformed Britain’s upper classes, and taught a nation how to read. Dr. Prior will give a lecture entitled: "Hannah More: How Literature Changed the Law in Georgian England."
Karen Swallow Prior, Ph. D., is an award-winning Professor of English at Liberty University. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012) and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson, 2014).
Prior is a contributing writer for Christianity Today, Think Christian, and The Atlantic. She is a Research Fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Distinguished Senior Fellow with Liberty University’s Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, and a member of the Faith Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States.
She and her husband live in rural Virginia with sundry dogs, horses, and chickens.