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This is the homepage for Matthew Mace Barbee, Assistant Professor and Chair of English at Siena Heights University.  Using the links to the left you can view my C.V., examples of my work, and information about my teaching.

My main areas of interest are American Literature and Culture, African-American Literature and Culture, Race and Ethnicity, and Media Studies.  In addition to general education courses such as Reading and Writing I and II and Introduction to Literature, I teach Introduction to Literary Criticism, U.S. Literature, U.S. Multiethnic Literature, and African-American Literature.  When the need arises I dabble in Communications courses.  I am also the proud advisor of Meaning in Colors, SHU’s Black Student Union, Sigma Tau Delta, our English Honors Society.

In years past I have taught courses in composition and American and African-American cultural and ethnic studies at Defiance College (Ohio), Bowling Green State Univerisity (Ohio), Marymount University (Virginia), and Washington State University.

I am an alumnus of Bowling Green State Univerisity (Ph.D., American Culture Studies), Washington State University (M.A., English) and the College of Wooster (B.A., English).

My research focuses on the interesections of race, memory and communal belonging in the contemporary U.S. South.  I study a range of forms of cultural production, especially fiction, memoir, music, visual culture and public discourse and look to elucidate the complexities of community and identity in the U.S. South.