Joshua Deckman, Ph.D.Full Time Faculty
Education: Ph.D., Latin American Literatures and Latinx Studies, the Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, the Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Spanish and Education, Washington & Jefferson College
Specialization: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Literatures and Cultures; African Diaspora and Afro-Latinx Studies; Women of Color Feminisms; Affect Theory; Decolonial Thought
Joshua Deckman specializes in 20th to 21st –century Afro-Caribbean and Latinx
Joshua is also collaborating with several colleagues as co-editor of the volume Oxalá: Afro-Latinx Futures, Imaginings, and Engagements. The goal of this volume is to compile a series of works that explore the many experiences, practices, politics, and popular imaginations of Afro-Latinidades throughout the hemispheric Americas.
In addition to elementary, intermediate, and advanced Spanish language courses, he also teaches Latinx Studies and literature and cultural survey courses. He hopes to develop new courses focused on border studies, afro-Caribbean voices in hip-hop and beyond, radical feminist figures in Latinx comics, Latinx media studies and digital culture, and queer of color literature. Joshua has led several
“Killing Joy: The Racial Politics of Happiness and Love in The Farming of Bones,” Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures (Forthcoming 2019).
“Sueños utópicos: Espacios, geografías y comunidades al margen de la sociedad española en El mapa de la espera,” Romance Notes 57.3 (2017).
“El nié: Inhabiting Love, Bliss, and Joy; a conversation with Josefina Báez,” Small Axe 29.3 (2018).
“Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation. By Ralph Edward Rodriguez. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018. 181pp. $30.00.” Comparative Literature Studies (Forthcoming 2019).
“Lorgia García-Peña. The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction. Duke UP, Durham, 2016 (274 Pp.). Voces del Caribe 9.1 (2017): 456-59.
“Raúl Rosales Herrera. Fictional First-Person Discourses in Cuban Diaspora Novels: The Author Within and Beyond Textual Boundaries. Edwin Mellen Press, New York, 2012 (284 Pp.).” Voces del Caribe 5.1 (2013): 336-39.