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Vermonja R Alston

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Department of English

Associate Professor

Office: Stong College, 349A
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 33848
Email: valston@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/valston/


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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Research Interests

, 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
Winter 2019 AP/CLTR3255 3.0 M Indigenous Cinema Studies ONLN
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/EN2240 6.0 B Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2019 AP/CLTR3255 3.0 A Indigenous Cinema Studies ONLN
Summer 2019 AP/HUMA4301 3.0 A Indigene & African Diaspora Horror/Crime 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.

Research Interests

, 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
Winter 2019 AP/CLTR3255 3.0 M Indigenous Cinema Studies ONLN
Fall/Winter 2018 AP/EN2240 6.0 B Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2019 AP/CLTR3255 3.0 A Indigenous Cinema Studies ONLN
Summer 2019 AP/HUMA4301 3.0 A Indigene & African Diaspora Horror/Crime ONLN