Critical animal studies, feminist and gender studies, speculative fiction, science fiction
Gothic, Ecofeminism, EcoGothic, Critical Animal Studies, 19th century literature, Contemporary Italian literature and culture.
Eco-criticism, Animal Studies, Human/Non-human relations, Spanish Cultural Studies, Portuguese Cultural Studies, Post-humanism, Feminist Ethics, Iberian Rural Anthropology, 20th Century Spanish Literature, Galician Literature, 21th Century Spanish Literature, Spanish film, Portuguese Film, Latin American Literature, Education and literature
medieval literature, critical animal studies, materialisms, ecotheory. cv available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fk4rv959kbuey65/Steel%20CV.pdf
I was born in Mexico City and currently live in Tacoma, WA where I am an Associate Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). At PLU, I teach British eighteenth-century literature, critical animal studies, environmental studies, women’s and gender studies, and border literature. In Spring 2018, I co-founded the Digital Humanities Lab with my colleague, Scott Rogers. I am an advocate for undocumented students and their right to higher education and co-founded the Undocumented Students Task Force at PLU. For my research focus, see below.
Aliya recently completed his doctoral dissertation at the the George Washington University with a focus on American Literature and Culture and Critical Animal Studies. He is currently an instructor at the San Diego State University with the College of Education’s School of Teacher Education as well as at San Diego High School with the Academy of Finance. Prior to his Ph.D., he complete a Master of Fine Arts in poetry at the University of Maryland and Bachelor of Arts in American Literature and Creative Writing at Western Washington University. Aliya is currently working on transforming his dissertation into a book-length study in addition to several creative writing projects.
Animal Studies, Popular Entertainments, Feminist Criticism, Critical Race Theory
Psychoanalytic criticism, American Literature, Critical Theory, Human-Animal Studies
nineteenth-century comparative literature; critical theory; the novel; animal studies
English and comparative literature, critical and cultural theory, deconstruction, posthumanism, animal studies, cultural and media studies