Amanda Dykema | Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: 309B Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3716 | Email:


Amanda Dykema joined the English Department at Rhodes College in 2014 as a visiting assistant professor after earning her Ph.D. in English at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research and teaching interests include U.S. ethnic literature and culture, 20th and 21st century American Literature, critical theory, cultural studies, and feminist and queer studies.


University of Maryland, College Park, MD - Ph.D. 2014
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC - M.A. 2008
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN - B.A. 2004 summa cum laude


FYWS 151 - First Year Writing Seminar
ENGL 190 - Introductory Topics in Literature: Contemporary Women Writers
ENGL 265 - Special Topics: Asian American Literature
ENGL 265 - Special Topics: What is Ethnic Literature?
ENGL 380 - Topics in Literary Study: Women of Color Feminism/Queer of Color Critique

Selected Publications

"Embodied Knowledges: Synesthesia and the Archive in Monique Truong′s Bitter in the Mouth." MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. 39.1 (Spring 2014): 106-129.