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Anamaria Santiago

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University Hall 5059
(205) 934-8597

Research and Teaching Interests: Contemporary American literature, young adult and children’s literature, post-colonial studies, ethnic studies, interdisciplinary studies, women’s studies, pop culture, rhetoric and composition, service learning and engaged scholarship, honors courses

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, English
  • M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Literature

My courses tend to focus primarily on U.S. American Literature, though I’m also interested in children’s and young adult literature, postcolonial theory, sociology, multi-ethnic literatures, visual rhetoric, and comic books/graphic novels. My graduate thesis examined the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, maternity, and socioeconomic class as seen in the fiction of two contemporary Latin American authors. In my courses I enjoy examining unconventional texts or those that feature marginal voices. I tend to frame my courses by explicitly connecting content to a broader historical context as well as to current national or worldwide conversations. Both my literature and composition courses tend to be fueled by lively discussions and deep textual analysis.

In my personal life, I’m passionate about improving my community through advocacy and service. I also enjoy writing, reading, hiking, gardening, bird watching, crafting, spending time with my husband and baby boy, and watching entirely too much television.

  • Recent Courses
    • English Composition I & II
    • Forms of Literature
    • Ideas in Literature: Minding Make Believe (Children's Lit) and Latinx Lit (coming Spring 2022)
    • American Literature I & II (pre- and post-1865)
    • Special Topics: Comic Books and Graphic Novels
    • Honors and Service Learning Courses
  • Academic Distinctions and Professional Societies
    • UAB CAS Multicultural Curriculum Grant Recipient, November 2020
    • UAB English Department’s Core Teacher Award, Spring 2019
    • Managing Editor of NELLE, Fall 2016-Spring2021
    • Fellow, Adobe Creative Cloud Faculty Development Institute, June 2020-2021
    • Fellow, UAB Faculty Fellows in Engaged Scholarship, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
    • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators