College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies

John Streamas

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Curriculum vitae

Born in Tokyo. First in family to finish high school. Worked several years as a research assistant in Miami University's sentence-combining project, performing syntactic analysis of student essays, proofing and preparing exercises for the textbook The Writer's Options. Worked 12 years as a proofreader and copyeditor at a pharmaceutical company. Taught writing and literature classes for more than 16 years, have taught ethnic studies and American studies for 14 years.

Research Interests

Dr. Streamas is currently researching the social and cultural implications of various constructions of time and space. He is also researching the implications of the politics of color. And he still researches in his original area, cultural constructions of World War II and the incarceration of Japanese Americans. The idea that underpins all his research is a belief that class relations—especially the construction and maintenance of permanent poverty—drive 21st-century social relations.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Streamas is interested in teaching the literatures of U.S. peoples of color, as well as cultural theory, immigration, social justice, and Asian American studies. He hopes to teach with more focus on the environment, dis/ability, and species.

Most Recent and/or Significant Publications

  • "The Temporality of Double Consciousness," in Movements in Time: Revolution, Social Justice, and Times of Change. Natalie Churn and Cecile Lawrence, eds. Cambridge Scholars, 2012. 27–35.
  • "The Evidence of Memory and Counternarrative," in The Crit 4:2 (Fall 2011). 98–110.
  • "Occupied Japan and Occupying Wall Street," in Monthly Review Online, October 2011.
  • "Closure and 'Colored People's Time'," in Time: Limits and Constraints. Jo Alyson Parker, Paul A. Harris, and Christian Steineck, eds. Brill, 2010. 219–235.

Contact Dr. Streamas
Wilson-Short 118

Summer 2015 Office Hours

July 6–31
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:30–2:30 p.m., and by appointment

Course Materials

Summer 2015
Past Courses


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