Mercy Romero

Associate Professor of American Literature and American Studies

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Mercy Romero


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Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

American Literature & American Studies

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

B.A. English, Barnard College, 1996

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Cruz, 2008-2010

Academic Interests

African American and Latina/o literatures, ethnic and feminist studies, poverty and urban humanities

My teaching and research interests include comparative American literatures, poverty, cultural history, and urban humanities. My current book project, Towards Camden, thinks about landscape, dispossession, and the making of public memory in Camden, New Jersey.