Faculty

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Marilynn R. Desmond

SUNY Distinguished Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Medieval literature
  • classics and medieval narrative
  • Chaucer
  • feminist theory / queer theory
  • manuscript studies
  • francophone middle ages
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Lois J. Einhorn

Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical theory and criticism
  • organizational communication
  • Compassionate nonviolent communication
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Social Actions
  • Voices of diversity
  • Spiritual communication
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Praseeda Gopinath

Associate Professor; Graduate Director

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Twentieth Century British Literature
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Northern Ireland Studies
  • Literature of South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora
  • Masculinity Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Neoliberalism Studies
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Maria M. Gillan

Professor; Director of Creative Writing Program; Director of Binghamton Center for Writers

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Ecological Justice
  • Contemporary and modern poetry
  • Multicultural literature
  • Narrative poetry
  • Contemporary Women Poets
  • Working Class Literature
  • Modern American Literature
  • Poetry
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Leslie L. Heywood

Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Sports studies
  • 20th-century literature
  • feminist and critical theory
  • creative writing
  • Gender Studies
  • Science Studies
  • Third Wave Feminism
  • Globalization & the Environment
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Joseph A. Keith

Associate Professor; Chair

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Modern U.S. and British literature
  • culture of U.S. imperialism
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Literature
  • Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Transnational American Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Anglophone Caribbean Literature
  • Cold War Literature
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Monika Mehta

Associate Professor; Undergraduate Director

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Globalization
  • Diaspora and cultural production
  • postcolonial literature
  • New Media & Film Studies
  • Theories of Nation-State
  • Contemporary Critical Theory
  • Feminist and Sexuality Studies
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Birgit Brander Rasmussen

Assistant Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • American Studies
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Native American and Indigenous Literacies
  • Early American Literature
  • Race Writing and Coloniality
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Jennifer Lynn Stoever

Associate Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • African American Literature and Culture
  • 19th and 20th Century American Literature
  • American Studies
  • Popular Music
  • Sound and Audio Culture Studies
  • Race and theories of Representation
  • Digital Humanities
  • Civic Engagement
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Susan Strehle

Distinguished Service Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • American literature
  • women writers
  • Contemporary fiction American and global
  • Nation in literature
  • diaspora citizenship and belonging
  • Postcolonial theory and literature
  • feminism
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John E. Vernon

Bartle SUNY Distinguished Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Creative writing
  • modern literature
  • literature of the American west
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Alvin P. Vos

Associate Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Renaissance literature and culture
  • Shakespeare
  • colonial/post-colonial studies
  • Student-centered pedagogies
  • Learning Communities
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Andrew R. Walkling

Assistant Professor; Graduate Director Art and Theatre History

Art History

Research Interests

  • Early modern Britain: court culture
  • politics of cultural production
  • including art and architecture
  • literature
  • music
  • and theater
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Bridget Whearty

Assistant Professor

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Research Interests

  • Medieval literature specializing in 14th- and 15th-century English literature
  • Book history and manuscript studies
  • Digitization of medieval manuscripts
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • John Lydgate
  • Digital humanities
  • Late medieval death culture
  • Community engagement/Servic
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Lisa T. Yun

Associate Professor of Asian and Asian-American Studies; Associate Professor of English

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Research Interests

  • Freedom; slavery; human rights
  • Testimony and testimonial
  • Cross-racial liberatory movements
  • Immigrant narratives
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