Faculty & Staff Directory
Teaching Literature Certificate
Campus Address: CA 121A
Appointments: Chancellor's Professor of English
Adjunct Professor of American Studies
Senior Textual Editor, Institute for American Thought
Director, Center for Ray Bradbury Studies
General Editor, The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury
General Editor, The New Ray Bradbury Review
Advising Textual Editor, Santayana Edition
Academic Interests: American literature, literature and science, textual studies with an emphasis on the work of Ray Bradbury, science fiction and fantasy, and the history of publishing.
Teaching: Core courses and electives for the scholarly editing concentration of the graduate research certificate program in Professional Editing, School of Liberal Arts.
Campus Address: Cavanaugh Hall 501N
Appointments: Public Scholar of African American Studies and Undergraduate Research
Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies
Director of Africana Studies
Founding Director of the Olaniyan Scholars Program
Academic Interests: American Literature/Studies
African, African-American, and American Literature
Teaching: Courses in English include early American literature, 19th century American literature, African American literature, the Harlem Renaissance, and Black masculinities
Courses in Africana Studies include Deconstructing Barbie, Hip Hop, Race, and Gender, and Africana Studies Research Methods.
Campus Address: CA 501H
Appointments: Associate Professor of English; Africana Studies
Academic Interests: I am interested broadly in issues of power, negotiation, and community in literature, intertextuality in literature, and cultural hybridity. My most recent work is on post-colonial literature, particularly South African literature and writers J. M. Coetzee and Zoe Wicomb; I have also published and presented conference papers on Athol Fugard (South Africa), Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), Derek Walcott (St. Lucia), and Earl Lovelace (Trinidad).
Teaching: My teaching interests include South African literature and society, 20th-century African literature, British literature to 1800, European classics in translation, Shakespeare, and colonialism in literature.
Campus Address: CA 503U
Appointments: Professor of English
Director of Graduate Studies
Academic Interests: contemporary American poetry, history of the lyric, working-class poetry, literary translation, and creative writing
Teaching: I regularly teach poetry writing classes at all levels as well as seminars in twentieth-century American poetry.
Campus Address: CA 501L
Appointments: Professor of English, Africana Studies, Women's Studies, and American Studies
Academic Interests: African-American literature, women's fiction, British Victorian fiction, and multicultural American literature
Campus Address: CA 501J
Appointments: Associate Professor of English
Adjunct Associate Professor of American Studies
Director, The Sam Masarachia Scholars Program
Academic Interests: American literature, African-American literature, American Studies, labor studies.
Campus Address: CA 502H
Appointments: Assistant Professor of English
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
Academic Interests: Contemporary Young Adult and Children's literature; American literature; Native American literature, magical realism, Women's Studies
Campus Address: CA 501R
Appointments: Professor of English and Director of Literature. Affiliated faculty in History, American Studies, Women's Studies, Medical Humanities, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (1988- )
Fellow and Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, U.K. (1999-2000); Visiting Scholar, Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia (2006-07); Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut (2014)
Academic Interests: nineteenth-century American literature and culture, literature and medicine, especially illness narrative; American domestic fiction, historical narrative and life writing, the social history of Civil War relief work, history of nursing, and gender studies
Teaching: American Lit, 1800-1860; American Lit, 1870-1920; Civil War Literature and Culture; Illness Narrative; 19th-C. American Domestic Fiction; Mark Twain; the Literature of Slavery; Jane Austen and Edith Wharton; Henry James; Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville
Campus Address: CA 501K
Appointments: Associate Professor of English, Africana Studies
Academic Interests: Caribbean literature; postcolonial literature and studies; African American literature; ethnic immigrant literature