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Alison Van Nyhuis

Van Nyhuis

Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis
Assistant Professor and Global Literacy Coordinator

Office:  Butler 129 and Hackley Honors Hall Suite 117A
Phone:  (910) 672-2506 
Fax:      (910) 672-1425
Email:   avannyhu@uncfsu.edu

Biography

Professor Van Nyhuis earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of Florida, and her teaching and research interests include American studies, Caribbean studies, and postcolonial theory. Professor Van Nyhuis teaches face-to-face and online courses at FSU, including undergraduate world literature courses and a graduate course on contemporary Caribbean literature, and her articles have appeared in various journals, including The Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts, The Journal of West Indian Literature, Ometeca, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, and Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture. Professor Van Nyhuis has earned multiple awards since joining the FSU faculty in 2008, including the Department of English Service Award, the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, the College of Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year Award, and FSU's Research Fellowship Award. Since 2013, Professor Van Nyhuis has served as the Global Literacy Coordinator in the Office of Honors and International Education Programs.


Education

Ph.D. in English, University of Florida, 2007.

M.A. in English, University of Florida, 2003.

B.A. in Humanities, Cultural Studies Minor, and Sociology Minor, Northwestern College, 2001.

Central College Abroad: Granada, Spain, Spring 2000.

Central College Abroad: London, England, Fall 1999.


Publications

"Domestic Work, Masculinity, and Freedom in Austin Clarke's Toronto Trilogy." Journal of West Indian Literature 22.1 (2013): 85-100. Print.

"Reclaiming Caribbean Labor from the Global Marketplace: Sugar, Tourism, and Textiles in Alan Cambeira's Azúcar Trilogy." Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture 2 (2012): 65-98. Print.

"Caribbean Literature, North American Migration, and the American Dream." Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences  32 (2012): 59-71. Print.

"Textual Variance in Versions of S.T. Coleridge's Poetry: Reading 'The Picture; or, The Lover's Resolution' as a Poem, a Picture, and a Feminine Body." Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts 11.1 (2012): 17-33. Print.

Rev. of Teaching Literature and Language Online, ed. Ian Lancashire. Modern Language Studies 42.1 (2012): 100-104. Print.

"Teaching Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven in a Postcolonial Context." Radical Teacher 93 (2012): 51-52. Print.

"American Dreams and Nightmares: Migration and Myth in Claude McKay's Twentieth-Century American Poetry." Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 62 (2011): 31-42. Print.

"Negotiating Colonial Roots and Gendered Places: Machismo and Feminism in Esmeralda Santiago's América's Dream." Ometeca 16 (2011): 32-56. Print.

"Example of a Well-Designed Course." Designing Better Learning Experiences. Nov. 2010. Web.

"Revolution and Modern American Poetry: Genevieve Taggard's Calling Western Union." Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 52 (2006): 129-35. Print.

"Moving Beyond Black and White Issues: Jewishness and Symbols of Womanhood in Abeng." Journal of West Indian Literature 13.1-2 (2005): 176-95. Print.

Rev. of Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies, by Mimi Sheller. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 35.3-4 (2004): 207-09. Print.

"The Genevieve Taggard Effect: Producing Poetic Narratives and Literary Misfits." How2 2.1 (2003): n. pag. Web.

"Anthologies Containing Genevieve Taggard's Work," compiled with Julia Lisella. How2 2.1 (2003): n. pag. Web.

25 entries on Caribbean authors and a literary movement for the Encyclopedia of World Writers, 19th and 20th Centuries. Ed. Marie Josephine Diamond. New York: Facts on File, 2003. Print.

"Nationalistic Myopia: Pocomania's Reflection and Projection of the Jamaican Nation." Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture 2 (2002):115-127. Print.

Articles and photographs for the Northwest Iowa Review, Summer 2001. Print.


Funded Research, Grants, and Awards

Primary Award Contact, Advancing Internationalization through Collaborative Online International Learning Program, American Council on Education, Spring 2014-Spring 2015.

Research Fellowship, Fayetteville State University, Academic Affairs, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Course Reassignment for Research, Fayetteville State University, Department of English, Fall 2011.

Research Stipend, Fayetteville State University, Graduate School, Summer 2011.

Course Reassignment for Research, Fayetteville State University, Department of English, Spring 2011.

Course Re-design Grant, Fayetteville State University, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

General Education Project Grant, Shippensburg University, Center for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching, Spring 2008.

Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida, Office of the Provost, Fall 2003-Summer 2007.

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