Critical Race Theory, Marxist Theory, Africana Existentialism, Existential Theory, Feminist Theory, Africana Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Critical Race Studies in Philosohpy
African American Literature, Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Critical Race Studies, Gender/ Feminist Studies, Creative Writing (Poetry)
Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Disability Theory, Critical Race Studies, Asian American Studies Media Studies, Digital Humanities, Poetry and Poetics
I am a scholar of Caribbean, Lusophone African, and Latin American Literatures in Spanish and Portuguese. I work especially with Global South studies, postcolonial studies, and critical race studies, narrative and cinema.
World literatures, translation, postcolonial theory, transnationalism, globalization, literature as commodity, paratextual studies, diaspora, exile, immigration, gender studies, critical race studies, climate fiction, global Anglophone literature, Haitian literature, Francophone literature, Czech literature, African literature, African American literature
Dr. Ashley Caranto Morford (she/her) is a diasporic Filipina-British settler scholar and educator whose work is accountable to and in relationship with Indigenous studies, Filipinx/a/o studies, critical race studies, anti-colonial methods and praxis, and digital humanities. She is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Coaquannock (colonially called Philadelphia). Ashley’s current research asks how literature by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) writers can help settler Filipinx/a/os understand how to be better and more accountable kin and relations to Black and Indigenous communities in colonially called North America.
Born in Mexico and educated in the United States, Andrea Mendoza holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.A. from Connecticut College. Her research and teaching areas combine the studies of 20th and 21st century East Asian and Latin American literatures and visual cultures; transpacific studies; feminist and gender studies; critical race studies; and intellectual history. Her current projects focus on developing an intersectional and transpacific approach to comparing philosophical, literary, and cinematic discourses on race and racism in Mexico and Japan and their role in constituting ideas about national identity in the twentieth century. During her Ph.D. and B.A., her research received funding from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University, the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.
Animal Studies, Popular Entertainments, Feminist Criticism, Critical Race Theory