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Rutgers English Faculty

Faculty Profile
Ryan  James  Kernan

Ryan James Kernan
Assistant Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 024
College Avenue Campus
Phone: (848) 932-7957

Office Hours: On Leave Academic Year 2012-2013

Curriculum VitaeCurriculum Vitae
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"I have come to understand my role in the classroom as one that capitalizes on the complementary relationship between the disciplinary drive to elicit complex interpretations from texts that draw from multiple perspectives and the academy’s growing commitment to undergraduate multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary education. I design my courses to stimulate an interactive learning environment in which students become deeply engaged with texts and develop capacities to formulate their own understandings of how works of literature convey meaning within an awareness of disciplinary expectations. I use my lectures as a means to model different critical approaches to textual analysis and draw from a wide variety of resources, ranging from canonical Western texts to artistic production in contemporary cultures the world over, with an eye to foment intellectually challenging discussions with and amongst my students."EducationAreas of SpecializationPhD, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Princeton UniversityAfrican American & African Diaspora Literature, Postcolonial LiteratureAwards and Distinctions
  • University of California President's Dissertation Fellowship, 2006-7
  • UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship, 2005-6
  • UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship, 2004
  • UCLA Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship, 2001-3