valston


Vermonja R Alston

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Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33848
Email: valston@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/valston/

Accepting New Graduate Students


Current research: performance, disaster, and contested memories in the U.S. Gulf Coast. Coordinator of the Chair in Multiculturalism for the Department of Equity Studies.

Teaching: Caribbean literature, Diaspora theory, Performance and Social Memory, and the Global South and Human Rights.

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Degrees

PhD, Comparative Cultural & Literary Studies, Anthropology Minor, University of Arizona
MLA, Master of Liberal Arts, University of Pennsylvania
JD, Boston University School of Law
AB, Experimental Psychology, Brown University

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Film, Latin American and Caribbean literature (in English, French, and Spanish), Indigenous North American literature, Multiethnic literature of the United States, literary and cultural theory, theories of transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora, performance studies, environmental justice literature, and legal theory

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/HUMA4301 3.0 A Indigene & African Diaspora Horror/Crime ONLN
Fall 2020 AP/HUMA4302 3.0 A African Diaspora and Indigenous SciFi ONLN



Current research: performance, disaster, and contested memories in the U.S. Gulf Coast. Coordinator of the Chair in Multiculturalism for the Department of Equity Studies.

Teaching: Caribbean literature, Diaspora theory, Performance and Social Memory, and the Global South and Human Rights.

Degrees

PhD, Comparative Cultural & Literary Studies, Anthropology Minor, University of Arizona
MLA, Master of Liberal Arts, University of Pennsylvania
JD, Boston University School of Law
AB, Experimental Psychology, Brown University

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Film, Latin American and Caribbean literature (in English, French, and Spanish), Indigenous North American literature, Multiethnic literature of the United States, literary and cultural theory, theories of transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora, performance studies, environmental justice literature, and legal theory


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/HUMA4301 3.0 A Indigene & African Diaspora Horror/Crime ONLN
Fall 2020 AP/HUMA4302 3.0 A African Diaspora and Indigenous SciFi ONLN