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The Department of English faculty is internationally renowned for innovative research and teaching and explores pan-world expression of the English language and its literatures, which span the global yet connect directly to the local. Our active and engaged group of teachers, scholars, and students pursue research in a number of traditional disciplines—such as creative writing, education, film and media studies, linguistics, literature, and rhetoric and composition—and also conduct research and publish work on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary fields—from border studies, digital humanities and material culture to literature and science, sustainability, and women’s studies.
Matsuda is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include the use of English as an international language and the pedagogical implications of the global spread of English.
Matthew T. Prior holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition. He teaches courses in qualitative methods, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, TESOL, and second language acquisition.
Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection is When My Brother Was an Aztec.
Dr. Durand is an assistant professor in English Education in the Department of English at ASU.
Sarah Florini holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of emerging media, Black American cultural production, and racial politics.
Bruce is tasked in creating custom applications for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that help drive decision making and compliance across the college units.
Professor Castle teaches Irish Studies, Modernism, and Critical Theory. His books include Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman, The Literary Theory Handbook, A History of the Modernist Novel,
Interdisciplinary scholar in the cultural implications of communication technologies, mediated developments for authority, religion, community & civic engagement. Multiple awards for teaching & international scholarship.
Christie holds Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s Degrees in English with emphases respectively in cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, and American literature.
Deborah Clarke is the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel in the University Provost's Office and Professor in ASU's Department of English. Her primary field is twentieth century American fiction.
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