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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.
Goggin's current research includes the study of rhetorics and discourses of sustainability and globalization in oceanic islands.
Himberg's research interest include television, digital media, gender, sexuality, queer theory, industry studies, consumer culture, advertising, and market research.
Holbo studies American literature from the age of sentiment to the modernist era.
Most of James work is with the MA and PhD programs in linguistics and applied linguistics, master's and certificate programs in TESOL, and BA (linguistics major).
Lamp's primary research interest is in the history of rhetoric, specifically Roman rhetoric. She is the area director of WRL and the past president of the American Society for the History Rhetoric.
Lockard co-founded the Prison English project (now the Prison Education Program) and continues to teach a weekly poetry workshop at Florence State Prison.
Long's scholarship draws on a wide array of rhetorical methods to test the limits and potential of day-to-day democracy under contemporary conditions
Mallot researches postwar British literature, postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality studies, and contemporary global/Anglophone literature, and contemporary South Asian literatures in English.
Maring explores the way that early English poems draw upon oral, literary, and ritual forms of signification for their meaning.
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.
Prior holds a doctorate in second language acquisition. He teaches courses in qualitative methods, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, TESOL, and second language acquisition.
Sadowski-Smith works in border and migration studies. She is author of "The New Immigrant Whiteness: Race, Neoliberalism, and Post-Soviet Migration to the United States," "Border Fictions, and "Globalization on the Line."
Sandler has published in a wide number of anthologies and journals including Cinema Journal, Animation Journal, and The Velvet Light Trap.
Smith teaches a wide selection of courses in areas within applied linguistics. His research focuses on computer-assisted language learning.
Aviva Dove-Viebahn's diverse interests include television and new media; gender and its representation in popular culture; community formation; and the role of the spectator in our digital age.
Durand's current study examines how middle school students engage young adult literature in the context of a Youth Participatory Action Research after-school program.
Florini holds a doctorate in communication and culture from Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection of emerging media, Black American cultural production, and racial politics.
Free's current book project is “‘That Indefinable Something Besides’: Southern Africa, British Identity, and the Authorial Informant,”
Goodman's research and teaching ranges across several fields, including U.S. literature and culture, human rights, dissident literatures, and Jewish studies.
Gregory Castle teaches literature and theory. His books include Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman, Literary Theory Handbook, A History of the Modernist Novel, A History of Irish Modernism.
Chabot teaches composition for the Department of English.
Cheong is an interdisciplinary scholar in the cultural implications of communication technologies, mediated developments for authority, religion, community and civic engagement.
Christie holds a doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in English with emphases respectively in cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, and American literature.
Clarke's primary field is 20th century American fiction.
Codell's areas of specialization are Victorian culture, the Victorian press, Indian culture under the British Raj, life writings in Britain and India, Indian travel narratives, race and gender, the art market and world film.
Jeffrey Cohen is the dean of humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is widely published in the fields of medieval studies, monster theory, and the environmental humanities.
He teaches first-year composition courses as well as the occasional poetry workshop. He lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and their three cats.
Conway teaches linguistics and second language acquisition theory.
A professional science fiction author since 1978, Cook teaches courses in American and British Literature as well as Arizona State University's first online course in Science Fiction.
Cooney teaches composition.
Corse is director of the literature area in the Department of English at ASU.
Aaron Crippen holds a Ph.D. in English Literature, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing--Poetry, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction--ESL. He is Barrett Honors faculty and an Instructor teaching First-Year Composition.
Crook is an instructor in the Department of English.
Cruser was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. She received an M.F.A. in creative writing from ASU in 2005. She is the co-founder of the Visual Text Project.