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Tyler T. Schmidt

Associate Professor & Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Co-Coordinator

Tyler Schmidt


Carman Hall 397
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B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center


Professor Schmidt's academic interests include African American literature, race and sexuality studies, American poetry, rhetoric and composition, and critical pedagogy.

Selected Publications

  • Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature (University Press of Mississippi, Fall 2013).
  • "Subjectivities-in-Process: Writing Race and the Online Discussion Board." Radical Teacher. 90 (Spring 2011): 36-46.
  • "White Pervert: Tracing Integration's Queer Desire in African American Novels of the 1950s," Women's Studies Quarterly 35 (2007)
  • "'In the glad flesh of my fear': Corporeal Inscription in Richard Bruce Nugent's Geisha Man," African American Review 40 (2006)
  • "'womanish and wily': "The Poetry of Wanda Coleman," Obsidian III 6 (2005)