Dr. Dean J. Franco, Associate Professor of English, has taught at Wake Forest University in the Department of English since 2001. Dr. Franco obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where he worked prior to his arrival at Wake. His research and writing focuses on ethnic american literature, Jewish cultural studies, Chicano and Latino literature, and 19th and 20th century American literature. Professor Franco is the author of Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing (2007) and Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature Since 1969 (2012). He is currently at work on a project about the real and imaginary intersections of Jewish and Latino neighborhoods in public life and in fiction. In addition to his research and teaching, Professor Franco is a co-founder of the Wake Forest Humanities Institute, and a co-author of the successful NEH challenge grant which helped endow the Institute.
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