Travis Franks

Post-Doctoral Associate

  • Title Post-Doctoral Associate
  • Office 91 Bay State Road
  • Phone 617-358-5900
  • Education BA, Sam Houston State University
    MA, Sam Houston State University
    PhD, Arizona State University

Travis Franks received his PhD in contemporary multiethnic literatures from Arizona State University. His book project, Settler Nativism: Colonial Origins of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment, isĀ  an analysis of literatures of the US, Australia, and other settler nations in which Franks argues that the current wave of nativism in these countries must be understood in relation to the original and ongoing dispossession of Indigenous peoples. His work appears in Mississippi Quarterly, MELUS, American Indian Quarterly, Western American Literature, and the anthology Teaching with Tension. He has completed McNair and Fulbright fellowships, served as the non-fiction editor of RED INK: An International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, & Humanities, and curated digital humanities exhibitions for AustLit, the premier online database for the study of Australian literature. He is also a founding member of the revolving ensemble band known as New Heroes of the Old War.

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