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David Squires

Associate Professor of English
Co-director of Graduate Studies

PhD, University at Buffalo, 2015
MA, University at Buffalo, 2010
BA, summa cum laude, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2005Squires

Office: Griffin 353
Phone: 337-482-5508

Pronouns: he/him

Teaching and Research Areas

Modernism, twentieth-century American literature, information culture, postcolonial studies, sexuality studies, digital humanities


Both in his teaching and his research, David Squires works to clarify the relationship between literature and the various institutions responsible for producing knowledge, from research libraries to state surveillance agencies. He draws on interdisciplinary methods of archival research, institutional analysis, and close reading to explicate the cultural developments connecting industrialization to our so-called information society. His current project tracks the mutually contingent rise of library science and American empire between 1880 and 1950 by showing how modern media—ranging from anti-lynching pamphlets to radio dramas—negotiated transnational information regimes. He has published on poetry, pornography, library science, and racial violence.

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