About

Charlie Gleek is a Ph.D. candidate in the Comparative Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University, under the direction of Dr. Taylor Hagood. Overtly interdisciplinary by training, Charlie’s scholarly concentration focuses on the print culture of Southern literature during the late-capitalist period. His dissertation project, “The Paratextual Conditions of Larry Brown’s ‘Facing the Music,’ explores how conspicuous paratextual southernness mediates consumption and reading practices around Larry Brown’s short story published in literary magazines, essay collections, and anthologies. Charlie’s most recent teaching experience includes undergraduate courses in the college’s Interdisciplinary Studies program, the Department of English, and the Department of History. Charlie also serves on several committees at Florida Atlantic University, focusing on program development, conference organization, and advocating for improvements in graduate-student working conditions.

Charlie Gleek is a veteran academic professional with more than fifteen years of research, classroom, and administrative experience in universities, secondary schools, not-for-profit, and professional organizations around the world. On the job market for the 2020-21 academic year, Charlie is looking to work in collaborative scholarly environments: from arts-focused, early-collegiate, or globally-oriented secondary educational institutions to university departments with innovative American Studies, Ethnic and Multicultural Studies, English and Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies programs. Current versions of Charlie’s application materials are available via Interfolio or via email at: a gleek at fau dot edu.

Charlie’s range of interests and experience falls well outside academia. A musician since childhood, he toured internationally and recorded as a member of the American Boychoir under the direction of James Litton. Charlie’s contemporary musical projects, recordings, and performances span more than three decades of work, including his current role as drummer and bassist in a band made up of Florida Atlantic University College of Arts and Letters faculty members. Before coming to academia, Charlie worked in warehouses, as a landscaper, in retail, and as a line cook: working-class experiences that inform both his scholarship and pedagogy. Charlie lives with his wife Kate Schmitt, their two daughters, and their dog Maddie in Boca Raton, FL.

Education

Ph.D (anticipated in 2021) Comparative Studies: Cultures, Languages & Literatures, Florida Atlantic University.
Ed.D. (2014) Educational Leadership, Lynn University.
M.A. (2004) Political Science, Florida Atlantic University.
B.A. (2002) Political Science, Florida Atlantic University.

Other Publications

Scholarship

“Kant We Hegel Our Way Out of This? The Problem of People in Postcolonial Studies.” Penumbra 5, (2018) https://unionpenumbra.org/article/kant-we-hegel-our-way-out-of-this-the-problem-of-people-in-postcolonial-studies/.

“Understanding Student Engagement During Simulations in IB Global Politics.” i.e.: inquiry in education, vol. 7, no. 1 (2015) http://digitalcommons.nl.edu/ie/vol7/iss1/6.

(with Robert P. Watson, Anthony J. Eksterowicz, & Sarah B. Andrews) “Treatment of the electoral college in American government and presidential textbooks.” White House Studies, vol. 4, no. 3 (2004).

(with Robert P. Watson and Michael Grillo) Presidential Doctrines: National Security from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush. NY: Nova Science, 2003.

Trade

(with Rob Murphy) Pearson Baccalaureate Essentials: Global Politics, Pearson Education, 2016.

“Teachers as Researchers: Changing the Dynamics of Professional Development.” Education Week: Work in Progress, 4 February 2015, http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2015/02/teachers_as_researchers_changi.html

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