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Humanities Building 207-D
(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

""Office 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 children’s and young adult literature, postcolonial theory, sociology, and comic books/graphic novels. 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 as seen in the fiction of two contemporary Latin American authors. She teaches first-year composition and sophomore literature surveys.

In her personal life she is passionate about improving the community she loves through advocacy and service. In her free time, she enjoys writing, hiking, gardening, birdwatching, and making amigurumi.


  • English Composition I and II (EH 101, 102)
  • Forms of Literature (EH 212)
  • American Literature before and after 1865 (EH 223, 224)
  • Special Topics: Comic Books and Graphic Novels (EH 214)
  • Honors and Service Learning Courses