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Faculty - Tyler T. Schmidt

Tyler T. SchmidtE-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8529
Office: Carman Hall, Room 397
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-2:00PM, and by appointment
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Teacher's College, Columbia University.; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Academic Interests

  • African American literature; race and sexuality studies; American poetry; rhetoric and composition; critical pedagogy


  • Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature (University Press of Mississippi, Fall 2013).
  • "Subjectivities-in-Process: Writing Race and the Online Discussion Board." Radical Teacher. 90 (Spring 2011): 36-46.
  • "White Pervert: Tracing Integration's Queer Desire in African American Novels of the 1950s," Women's Studies Quarterly 35 (2007)
  • "'in the glad flesh of my fear': Corporeal Inscription in Richard Bruce Nugent'sGeisha Man," African American Review 40 (2006)
  • "'womanish and wily': "The Poetry of Wanda Coleman," Obsidian III 6 (2005)

Grants and Awards

  • PSC-CUNY grant: "Karl Priebe, Dudley Huppler and the Practices of Queer Regionalism" (2013-2014)
  • Summer scholar, NEH "Making Modernism" Institute (June-July 2013)
  • George N. Shuster Fellowship, Lehman College (June 2011-May 2012)
  • Faculty Recognition Award in Teaching, Division of Arts and Humanities, Lehman College (May 2011)
  • Faculty Publications Program Fellowship, City University of New York (January 2011—May 2011)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, Center for Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY (Sept. 2009—May 2010)