Global Literatures


The Global Studies subject area within the English Department is concerned with cultural studies, geographies, identities, and translation. It includes the following:

  • Black Diasporic Literature and Studies
  • Asian American/Pacific Studies
  • Global Anglophone
  • Latinx/Indigenous/Comparative Americas

Faculty Members


Sophia Azeb

Research Interests: African American Literature and Black studies, Postcolonial/Decolonial, Cultural Studies, Translation, Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization, and Global Anglophone
Adrienne Brown

Adrienne Brown

Research Interests: Critical Race Studies, Cultural Studies, Historicism (Old and New), African American Literature, Twentieth-Century American Literature, Contemporary Literature, Literature and the Arts, The Novel, Urban Studies
Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Research Interests: Marxism|Cinema Studies|History of Literary Criticism|Literature and the Arts|The Novel|Urban Studies|Visual Culture and Iconography
Jim Chandler

James Chandler

Research Interests: 18th Century British Literature| Irish Literature| Romantic Literature| Cinema Studies| History of Literary Criticism| Literary History
Maud Elllmann

Maud Ellmann

Research Interests: Feminism |Gender and Sexuality| Psychoanalysis| Irish Literature| Twentieth-Century British Literature| European Modernism| Animal Studies| Poetry and Poetics| The Novel
Rachel Galvin

Rachel Galvin

Research Interests: Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization |AmericanLatino Literature| Twentieth-Century American Literature| Contemporary Literature | European Modernism| Literary History| Literature and the Arts| Poetry and Poetics| Translation
Edgar Garcia

Edgar Garcia

Research Interests: Critical Race Studies| Marxism| Psychoanalysis|Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization |Contemporary Literature| Animal Studies | Literature and the Arts | Translation |Visual Culture and Iconography
Patrick Jagoda

Patrick Jagoda

Research Interests: Critical Theory | Contemporary Literature |Cinema Studies |Contemporary Art| Digital Humanities |Game Studies | History of Science |Literature and Philosophy| Literature and the Arts
Loren Kruger

Loren Kruger

Research Interests: Critical Theory | Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization | African Literature in English | Drama and Performance in Africa, the Americas, and Western Europe | Modern Drama and Performance | Translation | Urban Studies

Michael Murrin

Research Interests: Heroic Literature | Historicism (Old and New) | Colonial and Postcolonial Literature |Medieval Literature | Irish Literature | History of Literary Criticism | Poetry and Poetics| Travel Literature
von Nolcken

Christina von Nolcken

Research Interests: Medieval Literature | History of Ideas | History of the Book | History of the English Language | Literary History