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Austin Gaffin

Austin Gaffin

Dual PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Austin Gaffin

Education

B.A. in French with English and German minors, Wright State University, 2018

Professional Bio

My interests are primarily at the intersection of post-colonial criticism and queer theory. I'm interested in queer Weimar Germany, Stonewall-era U.S., and Hispanophone and Francophone Caribbean literature. I'm interested mainly in 20th-Century Homophile movements in the U.S. and Germany. One of the main questions my research interrogates is how Western notions of queer and gay rights rhetoric translate into Global South contexts, particularly in the Caribbean.