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Luz Kirschner

Luz A Kirschner


Assistant Professor

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 105
School of American & Global Studies-Box 2275
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Ph. D. Department of Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University.
Minor in Criticism, Theory, and Aesthetics.

M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Magister Artium [M.A.] Amerikanistik und Literaturwissenschaft [American and Literary Studies], Bielefeld University, Germany.

B.A. Lenguas Modernas [Modern Languages], Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

Academic Interests/Expertise

Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Latina/o Literatures and Cultures, Critical Race Theory, Coloniality/Decoloniality, Inter-American Studies, Diaspora, U.S. Ethnic Literatures, Globalization, Human Rights, Transatlantic Studies, Transnationalism, Minority Writing and Cultures in Germany.

Work Experience

2016- to the present Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University.

2008-2016 Permanent Full-Time Tenured Lecturer, Bielefeld University, Germany.

Summer 2010-2016 Visiting Professor, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Summer 2012 and 2013 Short-Term Visiting Research Scholar at Penn State University.


Open Prairie

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Selected Works