Visiting Assistant Professor, English
20th-21st Century American Literature; Critical Race Theory; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Political Economy; Black Feminism; Labor

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Kristina Popiel (PhD University of Minnesota; MFA Emerson College; MA Carnegie Mellon University; BA John Carroll University) teaches courses in 20th and 21st century American literatures, critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, and academic and creative writing. Her research draws on materialist theories of labor, Black Feminism and queer theory in order to reveal the dialectical relationship between women of color’s labor—in all its forms—and non-dominant culture epistemologies through close studies of the work of individual authors such as Zora Neale Hurston, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldúa and Leslie Marmon Silko.

Areas of Study:

  • 20th-21st Century American Literature
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Black Feminism
  • Labor

Fall 2021 Courses:

  • ENGL 112-01 Introduction to African American Literature
  • ENGL 276-01 African American Literature