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Chris Jimenez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Chris D. Jimenez is Assistant Professor of English at Stetson. His research examines the discourse of catastrophe in 20th- and 21st-century global Anglophone literature, with interdisciplinary interests in ecocriticism, nuclear criticism, animal studies, biopolitics, and the sociology of literature. His book project, "The Exploding Globe: Scale and Catastrophe in Contemporary Anglophone Literature," argues that engaging with real and imagined catastrophe has allowed contemporary authors to expand the representational scale of literature beyond national boundaries and produce distinctly global forms of politics and aesthetics. To this end and aided by a Penfield Research Fellowship, Dr. Jimenez traveled to Japan in Fall 2015 to study nuclear disaster and its global literary representations in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Fukushima.

Dr. Jimenez also has an abiding interest in the digital humanities and has worked on numerous DH projects, including the Contemporary Fiction Database Project with James F. English. In his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jimenez was an inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Price Lab Doctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities for 2016-2017, contributing to the Price Lab's Mellon Seminars and DH project incubation. Dr. Jimenez has taught classes on global literature, disaster fiction, hardboiled detective fiction and film noir, positive psychology, British literature since 1900, representations of the Vietnam War, and computational interpretation in the humanities.


  • B.A., English, University of Washington
  • M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania

Course Topics

  • Literature in the World: Global Writing Across Borders
  • Reading Narrative: The Hardboiled Detective
  • Global Literature: Writing from the End of the World


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