PhD, Binghamton University
Shawn Jasinski joined the UAlbany faculty in 2013 after teaching in the Department of English, General Literature and Rhetoric at Binghamton University — where he also earned his PhD and a Doctoral Certificate in Teaching College Writing in 2012.
His research examines how traumatically violent events create liminal spaces that can serve to dramatically reorient human perception, the way those experiences are narrativized and the role trauma plays in complicating the process of critical examination.
Research Interests: American Cultural Studies, 20th and 21st century American literature, political theory, trauma and violence studies, composition pedagogy
Course Description: The thematic focus of his courses will revolve around a discussion of how we come to understand our own cultural identities and how we can embrace our role as citizens within a global community. In turn, you will think of yourself as an ethical agent operating to bring about social or political change and your writing will examine contemporary social and political issues of your own selection.