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Dustin Hixenbaugh

" "We must use our lives to make the world a better place to live, not just to acquire things. That is what we are put on the earth for." -- Dolores Huerta "

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Biography

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.

Interests

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
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