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Austin Gaffin

Austin Gaffin
252 Cube #4 Burrowes
Office Phone: (814) 863-1125


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


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.


Areas of Specialization:

Post-colonial Theory, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Queer and Feminist Theory