About Me

I serve as assistant professor of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American fiction and film at New Mexico State University. I hold a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, with a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies, from the University of Chicago. From 2013 to 2017 I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellow, and from 2016 to 2018 a Residential Fellow in the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

I have written peer-reviewed and public essays on twentieth- and twenty-first century North American literature, particularly avant-garde genealogies; film; performance; feminist, queer, and trans theories and histories; and ecology. I’m currently at work on a book-length study titled Breathing Aesthetics.

Some of my recent undergraduate and graduate courses include “Survey of American Literature II (1830s–Present),” “Imagining the Present in the Late Twentieth Century,” “Perspectives on Film,” “Theory and Criticism in Film, Media, and Culture: Sensation & Perception,” “Autobiographical Film and Literature,” “Life Writing and Sexuality,” and “Ecological Literature and Media.” I’m happy to share syllabi upon request.

My email address is tremblay [at] nmsu [dot] edu. I tweet as @jthomastremblay. My institutional profile is available here.