Edgar Garcia was named a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in 2017. His research focuses on the hemispheric literatures and cultures of the Americas, primarily during the 20th century. He examines the fields of indigenous and Latino studies, American literature, poetry and poetics, and environmental criticism. His courses regularly touch on the intersection of poetry and anthropology.
To date, Garcia’s writings, both critical and creative, have appeared in Antioch Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Jacket2, Los Angeles Review of Books, Mandorla, and MAKE: A Literary Magazine. He is the co-editor of American Literature in the World, an anthology released by Columbia University Press.
Previously Garcia was a Provost’s Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago. He has also been awarded fellowships from the Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry at The New School.
Garcia received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a master’s degree in philosophy, a master’s degree in English, and a PhD from Yale University.