Fulbright U.S. Core Scholar Award, 2020 Russia
American literature, Latin American literature, U.S. Latina/o Literature
My main research field is Colonial Latin America, with interest in postcolonialism, literature and human rights, indigenous literatures of the Americas. I currenly direct the Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies Program (MA & PhD) at the University of Arkansas. I have served in the MLA Executive Committee of Colonial Latin American Literature, as Co-Chair of the Latin American Studies Colombia Section. I serve on the editorial board of Confluencia (U of Northern Colorado), Perifrasis (U de Los Andes, Bogota), Estudios de Literatura Colombiana (U de Antioquia, Medellin), and Co-herencia (U Eafit, Medellin). I am a U.S. Fulbright Scholar recipient to Colombia. I have been visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Eafit, and Universidad de Buenos Aires (Online).
Ethnic Studies, Literature, Caribbean Studies, Afro-Hispanic, Afro-Latino Studies, U.S. Afro-Latino Cultural Studies, Decolonial Thought, Latino/as in the U.S., U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures, Transatlantic Studies. Hispano-African Literature, Caribbean Literature, Equatorial Guinean literature, Transatlantic Literature, Africana Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies;
Sebastian Williams is a PhD candidate at Purdue University. He studies English literature, with a focus in modernism and bioethics.
I am a military historian that focuses on the development of culture in organizations within the U.S. military. Most recently that has included research into the origin of culture within airborne units of the U.S. Army. I am also an ex-paratrooper myself, with three combat tours as an infantryman to Iraq and Afghanistan.
My research interests include the gothic in U.S. Latina/o literature and queer U.S. Latina/o humor in popular culture. I teach courses in American literature, film, cultural studies and Latina/o literature.
Comparative Ethnic Studies; Theories of Race and Ethnicity; Cultures of the African, Arab, and Jewish Diasporas; Visual Culture Studies; 19th and 20th century U.S. Popular Culture; U.S. in the World; Postcolonial Theory; Critical Theory; Public Humanities