Kathleen De Guzman

De Guzman, Kathleen
Assistant Professor
Literature Advisor
(415) 338-1886
Building: Humanities
Room Number: 538
Office Hours: 
Monday: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Kathleen DeGuzman teaches courses on postcolonial studies and Global Anglophone and Caribbean literatures. Her research examines the overlap between Anglophone Caribbean and Victorian British writing, the archipelago as a framework for relationality and comparison, and the political formalism of modes such as the realist novel. She has published on George Lamming’s strategic use of the periodical format and is currently working on a manuscript titled “Small Places: Atlantic Archipelagoes and Literary Form.” This book project defamiliarizes the Caribbean and British Isles through their likeness as archipelagoes and shows how writers including John Ruskin, Jamaica Kincaid, and Jean Rhys similarly negotiate experiences of economic dependence, cultural provincialism, and industrial crisis.