PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office: 1249A HW
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30-4:30
Professor Dowdy teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth-century North American and Latin American poetries, Latina/o literature, and multi-ethnic literatures of the U.S. Recent courses have explored questions of citizenship in Latina/o literature and representations of place, space, and nature in post-World War II U.S. American poetry.
Professor Dowdy has published two books, Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization (University of Arizona Press, 2013) and American Political Poetry in the 21st Century (Palgrave, 2007). His articles on African-American, Latina/o, and Mexican poets and on hip-hop culture have appeared in Appalachian Journal, Callaloo, College Literature, Hispanic Review, MELUS, and Popular Music and Society. He has been a fellow at The Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center and in the National Endowment for the Humanities seminar “Toward a Hemispheric American Literature.”
As a poet, Professor Dowdy has published a chapbook, The Coriolis Effect (Bright Hill Press, 2007), and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poems have appeared in Aethlon, Appalachian Journal, Blueline, Broad River Review, Crab Orchard Review, J Journal, Kestrel, Pembroke Magazine, and Town Creek Poetry, among other places.
For more information, please visit his website: Michael Dowdy.