Ivonne M. García, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English, Kenyon College
Ivonne M. García specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. literature, postcolonial, and Latin@ studies, with an emphasis on issues of nation, race, gender, and ethnicity. Her teaching and research are interdisciplinary and mainly influenced by frameworks of discourse analysis, including transhemispheric, transcolonial, and post-nationalist approaches.
She joined the Kenyon College faculty in autumn of 2006 and was awarded a Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship by Kenyon for 2007-08. In 2011, she won the Whiting Teaching Fellowship, which is awarded to junior tenure-track faculty at Kenyon to recognize excellence in teaching, and she was also selected for the Trustee Teaching Excellence Award. Also in 2011, her essay, "Transnational Crossings: Sophia Hawthorne's Authorial Persona from The Cuba Journal to Notes in England and Italy," won the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society's award for best essay by a junior faculty member or graduate student.
In April of 2013, Dr. García was awarded tenure by Kenyon. In the summer of 2013, she will direct and co-teach the first Summer Teaching Institute at Kenyon College, especially designed for high school teachers and focused on "Teaching College-Level Writing" beyond existing placement-focused models.
Before completing her doctoral studies at The Ohio State University, Dr. García was an award-winning newspaper and new media journalist and editor in Puerto Rico.