Rafe Dalleo

Rafe Dalleo

Professor of English
English Department Chair, Literary Studies Director, Affiliated Faculty in Critical Black Studies and Latin American Studies; Specialization: world literature, Caribbean studies, postcolonial theory
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About Rafe Dalleo

Raphael Dalleo teaches world literature in English with a particular focus on Caribbean studies and postcolonial theory. In 2013-2014, he was selected as a Scholar-in-Residence by the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultures to complete research on a book about the U.S. occupation of Haiti. He has received numerous other awards and grants, including a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and an invitation to participate in an NEH Summer Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Dalleo's Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial(University of Virginia Press, 2011), a comparative literary history of the Caribbean, was called a "comprehensive, meticulously researched new book" by a review published in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. He is coauthor of The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), a study of recent Latino/a literature's relationship to the ideologies of the civil rights era, and coeditor of Haiti and the Americas(University Press of Mississippi, 2013), a collection of interdisciplinary essays about Haiti's place in the hemisphere. His essays have been published in journals such as Small Axe, Research in African Literatures,Journal of West Indian Literature, and South Asian Review, and he serves on the International Advisory Board of the journal Latino Studiesand as review editor of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • BA., Amherst College

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