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(205) 934-8597

Research and Teaching Interests: Contemporary American Literature, Young Adult Literature, Post-Colonial Studies, Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Pop-Culture, Rhetoric and Composition, Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship

Anna Maria SantiagoOffice Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • BA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, English
  • MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Literature

Ana Maria Santiago specializes in multicultural 20th and 21st century American Literature, though she is also interested in young adult literature, post-colonial theory, sociology, and cultural studies. She is particularly interested in the ways in which race, class, and gender overlap. She wrote her graduate thesis, “Rituals of Resistance in Contemporary Latino Fiction: Queering Masculinity, Matrimony, and Motherhood in the Works of Junot Díaz and Nicholasa Mohr,” on the intersections of gender, sexuality, maternity, and class in contemporary Latino literature. She teaches freshman composition courses and literature surveys. She hopes for students to see themselves as active participants in a global community.

In her personal life she is passionate about civic participation, community activism, and social justice issues. In her free time, she enjoys writing and working on amigurumi.

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Introduction to Literature
  • American Lit before 1865
  • American Lit after 1865
  • Special Topics: Comic Books and Graphic Novels