Derek F. DiMatteo is Associate Instructor of English, Managing Editor of Africa Today, and PhD Candidate in the Department of English at Indiana University Bloomington.
Associate Instructor of English
In the fall of 2019, I'm teaching "Immigrants, Refugees, and Returnees" through the Lifelong Learning program. The course will feature woork by Mohsin Hamid, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jhumpa Lahiri, Caryl Phillips, and Teju Cole. Through their stories, we will explore what it means to migrate someplace new, how migration challenges and strains people’s ties to the lands left behind, the function of memory and forgetting, and the difficulty of going “home” again.
Managing Editor of Africa Today
In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the journal, I coordinate the production process, work with authors during the copyediting and page proof stages, field author and reviewer inquiries, provide manuscript status updates to authors, and serve as a liaison between authors/reviewers and the editorial board.
My dissertation, "Academic Dissent: Higher Education Protest Literature, 1985-2015," examines cultural works—ranging from films to sculptures—that protest against the corporatization of US higher education institutions, focusing particularly on representations of academic capitalism in these works. My work is in the Departments of English and American Studies. I expect to graduate in May 2020.
Critical Ethnic Studies Symposium
I am one of the co-organizers of the symposium and the coordinator of its graduate student workshop. The 2019 symposium examined the conjunctures of nationalism, borders, and personhood through interdisciplinary lenses on dissent, social movement, ideological restriction or contestation, and state violence.
Derek F. DiMatteo
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Updated August 2019
Indiana University Bloomington
PhD English Literature with minor in American Studies, 2020
Dissertation: “Academic Dissent: Higher Education Protest Literature, 1985-2015”
MA English Literature, 2014
MAT English Education, 2002
Teaching Licensure, Grades 8–12, Massachusetts Dept. of Education
BA English Literature, 1997
Indiana University Bloomington
Managing Editor, Africa Today, a premier journal in the field of African Studies, 2019–2020
Instructor, Lifelong Learning, IU Alumni Association, 2019–2020
Teaching Fellow, Department of English, 2018–2019
Associate Instructor, Department of English, 2013–2018
Lakeland University Japan
Instructor of General Studies, 2010–2012
Instructor of Continuing Education, 2010
Instructor of English for Academic Purposes, 2008–2010
Adjunct Professor of Writing, 2008–2009
Coordinator of the Faculty Development Committee, 2009–2012.
Coordinator of the Joint Faculty Development Initiative between Lakeland University and Tama University, 2011–2012.
Assessment Coordinator for Japan Campus, University Assessment Committee, Lakeland University, Wisconsin, 2009–2012.
Complete CV is available by request
from (dfdimatt) at indiana (dot) edu.
Courses Recently Taught
- Introduction to Fiction: The Uses and Value of Literature
- Argumentative Writing: Current Debates in Higher Education
- Professional Writing Skills
- English Grammar Review
- Projects in Reading & Writing: Representations of Schooling in US Culture
Conferences and Colloquia
- Behind the Scenes: The Editorial Process of Academic Journals. Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University Bloomington. September 25, 2019.
- Conference Organizing for Graduate Students. Co-convened with JesAlana Stewart. Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University Bloomington. April 10, 2019.
- Nationalism. Borders. Personhood: A Critical Ethnic Studies Symposium. Co-convened with Professors Rasul Mowatt and Micol Seigel. Sponsored by the American Studies Program, Indiana University Bloomington. February 6–8, 2019.