Chair, American Studies Major
John Gamber came to USU in 2017 after serving as Assistant Professor at Columbia University and the College of William and Mary. Professor Gamber’s research focusses primarily on Native American literatures, ecocriticism, and literatures by authors of color. His book Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins (University of Nebraska Press, 2012) was a finalist for the award in ecocriticism from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). He has published articles in numerous edited connections and journals including PMLA and MELUS. His teaching includes Native American and Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, Indigenous film, and contemporary US literature. He is a proud alumnus of UC Davis (also the Aggies) where he competed in Track and Field.