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Havard, John

TitleAssociate Professor and Chair
DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
Office LocationLiberal Arts 332


John Havard began teaching at AUM in the fall of 2012. He teaches courses in early American literature, multiethnic American literature, and literary criticism. His scholarship focuses on early American literature, constructions of national identity, race, and religion. His book, Hispanicism and Early US Literature: Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and the Origins of US National Identity, was published in 2018 by the University of Alabama Press. He has also published several articles in academic journals and collections. His current book project focuses on early American literature, debates regarding religious liberty, and social justice movements.

EducationPh.D., English, University of Rochester, 2012
M.A., Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina, 2007
B.A., English, University of South Alabama, 2004