Brian Goodman

Ross-Blakley Hall 329
PO Box 871401
Asst Professor
TEMPE Campus


Brian Goodman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. His research and teaching ranges across several fields, including US literature and culture, human rights, dissident literatures, and Jewish studies. His current research explores how the intertwined histories of postwar literary culture, free expression, and human rights have been shaped through transnational cultural exchange. His book project (under contract at Harvard University Press) maps the circulation of literature and culture between the United States and the Eastern bloc, particularly Czechoslovakia, during the Cold War. A chapter from this project, entitled "Philip Roth's Other Europe," has been published in American Literary History, and his recent writing on free expression issues has appeared in Public Books and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Before coming to ASU, Goodman was a Postdoctoral Instructor at the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago. Goodman is also an associate managing editor, focusing on Special Forums, at the digital, open-access Journal of Transnational American Studies


PhD, American Studies, Harvard University, 2016

MSt, English, University of Oxford, 2007

BA, American Studies, Stanford University, 2006 


Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 494 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 333 American Ethnic Literature