Anne Richards received her Ph.D. in rhetoric from Iowa State University and her B.A. in religious studies from Grinnell College. She recently published an essay in the interdisciplinary journal Globalization, on faith and agency among women from four world religions.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.