Timothy Chin

Dr. Tim Chin

Contact Information
Office: LaCorte Hall, E-315
Office Hours for Fall 2020
All office hours are held online. Please contact via email.

Timothy Chin received his M.A and Ph.D. From the University of Michigan and teaches courses in African American, American and Caribbean literature. His research interests include diasporic and transnational approaches and questions of gender, and sexuality in African American and Caribbean literature. His work has appeared in Callaloo, Small Axe, Amerasia Journal, Social and Economic Studies, New West Indian Guide, and an MLA volume on Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature. He is a recipient of the Lyle Gibson Distinguished Teacher Award and a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Award.

Selected Recent Publications:

Rev. of Eric Walrond: The Critical Heritage, by Louis J. Parascandola & Carl A. Wade.New West Indian Guide, 89:1&2 (2015).

Behind the Counter: Teaching Chinese Jamaican Texts in the Caribbean Literature Course in Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature, ed. Supriya Nair, Modern Language Association, 2012.

Selected Recent Presentations:

What's Race Got To Do With It? Thinking About Diversity in the Work of Department Chair, Session on Department Leadership and Diversity, Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019.

Presider for Changing the Conversation: Writing in the English Major, Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA, January 5-8, 2017.

Panelist on Roundtable on Undergraduate Study in English: Intrinsic Appeals and Career Preparation for English Majors, Plenary Session 1, ADE Summer Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ, June 2-5, 2016.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • ENG 230
    Literature and Popular Culture
  • ENG 340
    American Literature to 1865
  • ENG 341
    American Literature 1865-present
  • ENG 342
    African American Literature
  • ENG 347
    Literature of Ethnicity and Gender
  • ENG 350
    Advance Composition

Graduate Seminars Taught

  • ENG 501
    Advanced Studies in Literature
  • ENG 545
    Literary Criticism
  • ENG 552
    Reading the Transatlantic in American Literature before 1900
  • ENG 555
    Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance
    African American Literary and Cultural Criticism
    Transnationalism and American Literature
  • ENG 549
    Empire and Modern British Literature
  • ENG 590
    Caribbean Women Writers