Charli Valdez

Charli Valdez

Core Faculty in Women's Studies
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 349K, Durham, NH 03824

Charli Valdez teaches First Year Writing, Introduction to Women's Studies, Latina/o Literature, and Literature and the Visual Arts at the University of New Hampshire. Recipient of a Fulbright for his dissertation research in Spain, he received his A.M. in comparative literature at Brown University and his Ph.D. in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 560: Intro to Latinx Lit & Culture
  • ENGL 650R: Studying American Literature
  • WS 401: Intro to Women's Studies
  • WS 444A: Honors/Race Matters
  • WS 796: Advanced Topics


  • Ph.D., Creative Writing, University of Houston
  • Ph.D., Literature, University of Houston
  • A.M., Brown University
  • A.B., Cornell University

Research Interests

  • American literature
  • Composition
  • Ekphrasis
  • Fiction writing
  • Latinx studies
  • Women's Studies

Selected Publications

  • Valdez, C. (2019). “Critical Race Theory, Transborder Theory, and Code Switching in the Trump Years.”. In Critical Theory and the Humanities in the Age of the Alt-Right. Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2018). Chicanx Dystopia-Contesting Dystopia. The St. John’s University Humanities Review: Special Issua: “Race, Dystopia, and American Identity”, 15(1), 56-72.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2017). Serial’s Aspirational Aesthetics and Racial Erasure. In The “Serial” Podcast and Storytelling in the Digital Age (pp. 101-113). Taylor & Francis.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2015). Reveal the Living Map of Latina/o Letters. In T. Hetland (Ed.), Digital Assignments for the Literature Classroom:
    A Professional Resource.
    . Bedford.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2013). Driving with Michael Chabon: Road Ways, Litter and the Volvo in the Early Stories.. In J. Kavadlo, & B. Batchelor (Eds.), Michael
    Chabon’s America: Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces
    . Scarecrow.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2013). Latin@ Liminality, Erasure & Exclusion in Great Recession Television. In K. Boyle, & D. Mrozowski (Eds.), The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture. Lexington.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2013). Racing To Have and Have Not. In Film and Literary Modernism (pp. 124-130). Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2008). Expresión autoetnográfica: consciencia de oposición en las literaturas de los Estados Unidos. Revista de Antropología Social 17: Anthropology & Literature, 73-94.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2006). Cursing Eloquence & Caliban’s Dialogism. In M. Cantero (Ed.), Language and Identity in Chicano/Latino
    (pp. 1-15). Lincom Europa.

  • Valdez, C. G. (2005). Writing Paintings. In AWP Pedagogy Papers. AWP.