Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder

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Assistant Professor


517A Cathedral of Learning

Pittsburgh, PA 15260



Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder, Ph.D is Assistant Professor of Minority, Race, and Indigenous Studies in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her
research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century U.S. and transnational literature, social movement activism, avant-gardism, multi-ethnic literature, migration narratives, and gender studies. Her current project, Collective Art, Creative Labor: Grassroots Cultural Activism in the Sixties examines the impact of Civil-Rights-era grassroots activism on artistic expression across genres, including literature, performance, radio, and experimental media. She received her M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University and her PhD in English from the University of Mississippi, where she defended her dissertation, The Radical South: Grassroots Activism, Ethnicity and Literary Form, 1960-1980. She was a guest researcher at the Center for Transnational American Studies at University of Copenhagen in 2012 and 2015. Her work has appeared in publications such as PMLA, American Studies in Scandinavia, Undead Souths, and Tropical Gothic in Literature and Culture and has been supported by fellowships from the University of Mississippi and the Rose Library at Emory University. At the University of Pittsburgh, she teaches courses on hemispheric literature and culture, activism, migration, and performance studies, and she is a faculty affiliate with the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and the Global Studies Center.