English Literature and Creative Writing Faculty

English Literature Faculty

Robert Casillo, Ph.D.



(305) 284-5592
Author, The Genealogy of Demons: Anti-Semitism, Fascism, and the Myths of Ezra Pound (1988), The Empire of Stereotypes: Germaine de Stael and the Idea of Italy (2006); Gangster Priest: The Italian American Cinema of Martin Scorsese (2006).

Donette Francis

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5608
Donette Francis is co-director for the Center for Global Black Studies and past director the American Studies Program at the University of Miami. An Associate Professor of English and founding member of the Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Collective, her research and writing investigate place, aesthetics and cultural politics in the African...

Kathryn S Freeman



(305) 284-3986
Kathryn Freeman, whose fields are British Romanticism, Orientalism, Blake studies, and women’s literature, received her PhD from Yale in 1990.  She is the author of Blake’s Nostos: Fragmentation and Nondualism in The Four Zoas (SUNY 1997); Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal,...

John R. Funchion

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5607
Personal Web Page John Funchion’s essays have appeared in Early American Literature, Modern Language Quarterly, Modernist Cultures, and The Henry James Review. He recently completed a series of final revisions on his first book, States of Nostalgia: the Aesthetics of Antagonism in the Nineteenth-Century...

Thomas A Goodmann

Assoc. Professor
Department Chair


(305) 284-4075
Thomas Goodmann received his PhD in English from Indiana University with a Certificate in Medieval Studies. He has published an essay on John Wyclif in the DLB volume, Old and Middle English Literature, and on modern literacy in medieval languages in Exemplaria, and is currently editing and contributing...

Tassie K Gwilliam

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-4468
Author: Samuel Richardson’s Fictions of Gender (Stanford 1993); articles in Novel, Journal of the History of Sexuality, ELH, Representations, and Body and Text in the Eighteenth Century. Dr. Gwilliam’s teaching focuses on the encounters between popular culture and...

Pamela S Hammons



(305) 284-5612
Dr. Hammons specializes in early modern English and medieval literature, manuscript culture, poetry, women’s writing, and theories of gender and sexuality. She is the author of Gender, Sexuality, and Material Objects in English Renaissance Verse (Ashgate 2010), Poetic Resistance: English Women Writers and the...

Kelly Baker Josephs



Kelly Baker Josephs specializes in Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Digital Humanities. She is author of Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Lit­erature(University of Virginia Press, 2013), co-editor of The Digital Black Atlantic (University of...

Catherine Anne Judd

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-2182
Catherine Judd received her masters in Comparative Literature in '86 and her PhD in English Literature in '91 both from UC Berkeley, and is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Miami in Coral Gables Florida. She has written a book on Victorian nursing and articles on various nineteenth-century topics...

Marina Magloire

Asst. Professor


Marina Magloire is a black feminist scholar of African American and diasporic literature. Her current book project explores the influence of Afro-Caribbean spirituality on black American women writers and performers in the twentieth century. She is also working on a second book project on Afrosurrealism. 

Patrick A. McCarthy



(305) 284-2920
Pat McCarthy teaches a wide range of courses, from introductory surveys of European literary masterpieces and British literature to upper division and graduate courses on modern British and Irish writers. Although he is best known as a scholar for his many publications on James Joyce and Malcolm Lowry, he has wide research interests in the areas...

Marlon Moore

Assoc. Professor
Director, Africana Studies Program


(305) 284-4076
Marlon Moore is interested in African American literary and popular culture of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries with special concern for how black LGBTQ identities intersect with other experiences and identifications, including (religious and secular) spirituality, disability, and the black south. Her work has appeared in...

Brenna M Munro

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5574
Brenna Munro specializes in queer and postcolonial studies, Anglophone African literature, and queer global writing and cinema. Her first book, South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come: Queer Sexuality and the Struggle for Freedom, published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2013, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in LGBT...

Joel T Nickels

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-5614
Joel Nickels focuses on world literature and American and British Literature since 1900. His current book project is entitled Modern Catholic Poetry and the Logic of the Spirit, and he has published two other literary theory books. 

Elizabeth Oldman

Senior Lecturer


(305) 284-5366
Elizabeth Oldman is a graduate of Barnard College (B.A., English), Yale University (M.A., English), and New York University (Ph.D., English), and has studied at Leiden University and The Hague. Her research interests include Renaissance literature, the history of law and political thought, the literature and philosophy of war, gender studies,...

Charlotte D. Rogers

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-4071
Dr. Charlotte Rogers has published in journals and periodicals in three disciplines: literature (including prose and poetry in the English Journal, Jewish Spectator, Classical Outlook, and Explicator), reading and learning disabilities (including in the Journal of Reading, Reading Improvement, and Journal of Learning Disabilities), and law...

Jessica M Rosenberg

Asst. Professor


(305) 284-2561
Jessica Rosenberg specializes in early modern literature and culture, with a particular focus on the history of science and the history of the book. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge. An essay on husbandry and poetry is forthcoming...

John Paul Russo

Chair of Classics Department


(786) 200-0803

Patricia J. Saunders

Assoc. Professor
Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead - UMIA


(305) 284-3829
Prof. Saunders is an associate professor of English at the University of Miami and Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead at the Miami Insitutite for the Advanced Study of the Americas. Her research and scholarship focus largely on the relationship between sexual identity and national identity in Caribbean literature and popular culture. Her...

Peter Schmitt

Senior Lecturer


(305) 284-2175
Peter Schmitt is the author of four full-length collections of poems: Goodbye, Apostrophe (Regal House); Renewing the Vows (David Robert Books); Hazard Duty, and Country Airport (Copper Beech Press).  He has also published two chapbooks: Incident in an Apartment Complex: A Suite of Voices, and To Disappear, both from Pudding...

Frank H. Stringfellow, Jr.

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-4073

Lindsay Thomas

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies


(305) 284-2182
Personal Web Page  Lindsay Thomas's research and teaching focus on the contemporary US literature, cultural studies, and the digital humanities. She is the author of Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 (University of Minnesota Press, 2021). From 2017-2021, she was co-director...

Timothy P Watson



(305) 284-3818
Tim Watson teaches 19th- and 20th-century literatures in English. He is the author of Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World (Oxford University Press, 2018) and of Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870 (Cambridge University Press, 2008)....

Creative Writing Faculty

Chantel Acevedo

Advisor of Sinking City Literary Journal


Called "a master storyteller" by Kirkus Reviews, Chantel Acevedo is the author of the novels Love and Ghost Letters, winner of the Latino International Book Award, A Falling Star, winner of the Doris Bakwin Prize, The Distant Marvels, which was a finalist for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in...

Jaswinder Bolina

Associate Professor


(305) 284-2113
Personal Site Jaswinder Bolina is author of Phantom Camera (Green Rose Prize, New Issues Press and Hachette 2013) and Carrier Wave (Colorado Prize, Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University 2007). His poems have appeared widely in national and international literary journals and in...

Patricia A Engel

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-2182 x2182
Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times Bestseller, Reese’s Book Club pick, Indie Next pick, and more. Her other books include The Veins of the Ocean, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of...

M. Evelina Galang



(305) 284-5573
M. Evelina Galang is the author of the story collection Her Wild American Self (Coffee House Press, 1996), novels One Tribe (New Issues Press, 2006) and Angel De La Luna and the Fifth Glorious Mystery (Coffee House Press, 2013), the nonfiction work Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living With War (Curbstone Books, 2017), and the editor of...

Amina Gautier, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor


(305) 284-2561
Amina Gautier is the 2021-2022 Arthur E. and Alice F. Adams Charitable Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation, the 2022-2023 Letras Boricuas Fellow, and the 2021-2024 University of Miami Gabelli Senior Scholar. Gautier is the author of three award-winning short story collections: The Loss of All Lost Things (2016), which won the Elixir Press Award...

Mia Angela Leonin

Senior Lecturer


(305) 284-2114
Mia Leonin is the author of four poetry collections: Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child (BkMk Press), Braid, Unraveling the Bed, and Chance Born (Anhinga Press), and a memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers (University of Arizona Press). Leonin has published poetry and creative nonfiction in New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Guernica, Indiana Review,...

Kei Miller



Kei Miller is the author of 11 books that range across genres – fiction, nonfiction and poetry. He is interested both in that movement between genres and between creative writing and literary scholarship.  In 2014 he won the Forward Prize for Poetry for The Cartographer Tries to Map A Way To Zion. His Novel Augustown won the...