Hi there! I’m Charlie Gleek; a Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies at Florida Atlantic University. My research and teaching interests work across the fields of Literary and Cultural Studies, particularly in the areas of contemporary African American and Africana Literature and Book History and Print Culture. I teach undergraduate courses in rhetoric and composition in both the Department of English and the Department of History, work in the College of Arts and Letters Advanced Media and Production Lab, and serve as the President of our Comparative Studies Student Association. My work also travels outside traditional archival and classroom spaces, including partnering with the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, the Colored Conventions Project, and Blue Planet Writers’ Room on a variety of public research and teaching projects.


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


“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.


(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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