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02-12-2016

Michael Garcia Receives Tenure & Promotion to Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Michael Garcia has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of literature in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Michael GarciaGarcia received his bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his master of arts in English from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in English from Cornell.

Before coming to Clarkson in 2010, Garcia was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in arts and humanities and a visiting assistant professor of American studies and English at Hamilton College.

His research interests include 20th century American literature, ethnic literature and Latino literature. Other interests include literature and philosophy, 19th century American literature, Indonesian literature and translation studies.

In 2014, Garcia published the book Autobiography in Black and Brown, which offers a theory of autobiography, as well as of ethnic identity. In addition, he has published a book-length translation and articles in professional publication.

He is a member of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), American Studies Association (ASA), Modern Language Association of America (MLA), American Literature Section of the MLA, Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC), American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) and American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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