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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Faculty & Staff

John Streamas

Associate Professor
Ph.D., American Culture Studies: Bowling Green State University, 2001
Graduate Certificate, Ethnic Studies: Bowling Green State University, 2001
M.A., English: Syracuse University, 1981
A.B., English: Miami University, 1977


I immigrated from Japan. My mother was a war bride. I have worked in proofreading and copyediting, syntactic analysis, statistical clerking, manual writing, and periodical distribution. I have taught writing and literature courses, creative writing, ethnic studies, and American studies.

Research Interests

I am interested in the narrative and racial politics of time and space, exchanges of social justice and form. I am also studying the racial politics of color, and have worked in the history and culture of Japanese American experience during World War II. Finally, I am exploring both the idea that education, especially higher education, has been oversold to people of color, and the history and culture of racialized relationships between white women and men of color.

Teaching Interests

I teach the literatures and cultures of people of color, cultural theory, immigration, and writing.

Recent & Forthcoming Publications

  • “Not Same, Not Different: Counting Temporalities in Peter Malekin’s Alchemy of Time and Ruth Ozeki’s Time Being.” Festschrift for Peter Malekin. Eds. Robert Eddy and Theo Malekin. Brill, forthcoming.
  • “A Mottled Minority.” From the Outside: Narratives from the Othered in the Academy. Eds. Jo Davis-McElligatt, Keith Dorwick, and Sandosh Khadka. Forthcoming.
  • “How I Lost My Academic Freedom: Difference and the Teaching of Ethnic Studies.” Teaching with Tensions: Race, Resistance, and Reality in the Classroom. Eds. Philathia Bolton, Cassandra Smith, and Lee Bebout. Forthcoming.
  • “The Real War That Got into the Movies: Eastwood and Spielberg in the Pacific.” Volume 3 of a critical study of Clint Eastwood. Eds. Matt Wanat and Leonard Engel. University of Utah Press, 2018.
  • “Self-Portrait Time Machine,” “Punch the Clock,” and “The Great Ball of Life: A Theory of the Universe in Seven Observations.” Time’s News 47.2 (April 2016). 10-12.

Contact Dr. Streamas
Wilson-Short 118

Spring 2018 Office Hours

Tuesdays, 2:15–4:15 p.m., and by appointment

Course Materials

Spring 2018
Past Courses