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Frederick Charles Staidum, Jr.

Frederick Charles Staidum, Jr.

Dr. Frederick Charles Staidum, Jr. is an experienced scholar of African Diaspora Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies with a demonstrated history in higher education across research university, liberal arts college, and HBCU settings. Dr. Staidum is an Assistant Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. He completed a Ph.D. (2015) and M.A. (2011) in African American Studies at Northwestern University, and he holds a M.P.S. (2007) in African and African American Studies and a B.A. (2005) in African World Studies from Cornell University and Dillard University, respectively. Dr. Staidum’s primary fields are African American Literature, Early American Literatures, and Black Cultural Studies, and his research and teaching specialties are the History and Politics of Race, Feminist and Queer theories, Cultural Geography, Horror cinema, Art and Visual Culture, Postcolonial studies, and Digital Humanities. His current book project, Landscape of Lack, Landscape of Excess: New Orleans, Geographies of Difference, and Atlantic Liberalism, explores how the racial and sexual Other is projected onto New Orleans resulting in its designation as a "foreign" landscape within 19th-century American and European writing, cartography, and performance. Additionally, Dr. Staidum is skilled in Academic and Campus Policy; Program Development and Administration; Curricular Design; and Advising and Student Support.