Information Studies, Digital Humanities, 20th/21st-century American literature, pedagogy
Womens and Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Critical Race and Gender Theories, Multicultural Women’s Literature, African American Literature, 20th and 21st Century American Literature.
20th/21st century French/Francophone literature, 20th/21st century American literature, medieval French/English literature/theatre, sexuality studies, comparative literature, cinema and visual cultures, queer theory, law, linguistics.
My research interests include: 20th and 21st-century American literature; postmodernism; critical theory; historical fiction; historiographic theory; archive theory; the literature and culture of the Cold War and after; encyclopedic narrative; theories of potentiality
20th & 21st century American literature, film studies, critical theory, writing pedagogy.French cinema, structuralism, Gilles Deleuze, rock and roll, media theory, Surrealism & Dada.New York School Poets, New American Cinema, deconstruction, the Beats, phenomenology & existentialism, publication history, postmodernism, American studies, and New Journalism.
I’m a PhD Candidate at Texas A&M University. I’m currently working on my dissertation which looks at depictions of whiteness in Obama era Black satire. I specialize in 20th and 21st century American literature and film, specifically multi-ethnic writers, including Colson Whitehead, Jordan Peele, and Nicholasa Mohr.
Dr. Sarah W. Lozier-Laiola received her PhD in English from the University of California, Riverside in August 2016. Her primary areas of expertise are new media poetics, visual art and culture, critical race and gender studies, digital humanities, and 20th-21st century American literature (particularly experimental and language-oriented poetries), though her research interests expand to include social media, internet vernacular cultures, and civic media. These interests and areas of expertise all come together to animate her first book project: Hypermaterial Language Art: Digitality, Materiality, and Contemporary Anti-Racist Poetics. Her most recent publication, “The Alt-Social Network of Natalie Bookchin’s Testament” appears in Television and New Media, while her “31 Truths of Teaching Cultural Semiotics in a General Education Class” is forthcoming in Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular (eds. Anne Cong-Huyen, Kim Brillante Knight, and Mark C. Marino). As a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow she co-teaches (alongside a faculty member from the College of Computing) Technical Communication for Computer Scientists, a year-long pilot course that combine specialized technical communication with the College of Computing’s Junior Design Project for Software Development. In addition to teaching the technical communication aspects of the course, she is also leading two teams of students in the development of a geo-locative application, Street Art of Atlanta.
20th and 21st centuries Latin American Literature with a focus on Mexico and Central America; border studies; Hispanic women writers
I’m interested in Latina/o/x literatures and cultures and American literatures from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
20th/21st century Latin American literature, Chicano/ US Latino literature and culture, Hemispheric American, Film Studies, Theater/ Performance Art, Spanish for Heritage Speakers