Program in Comparative Literature

Dustin Hixenbaugh


  • Office: FAC 16
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 2-3pm; Thursday 10am-12pm


19th & 20th century; literature and culture of the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Brazil; theories of gender, the archive, and transamerican cultural relations; romanticism; realism; country music; education


Dusty received BAs in English and Spanish at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 2006, and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, he taught high school English and coached a speech and debate team in La Joya, Texas, from 2006-2009. He is currently teaching classes in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, and researching a dissertation on the nineteenth-century historical romance. In 2014, he co-founded the podcast LitWit, which discusses literature for a primarily non-academic audience.

His PhD work is supervised by Profs. César Salgado and John González.

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