Angel Daniel Matos is as a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Bowdoin College. He received his Ph.D. in English and a graduate minor in Gender Studies at the University of Notre Dame in May 2016, and was a Kinesis-Fernandez fellow at that institution from 2011-16.
Angel’s teaching and research focuses primarily on contemporary young adult literature and contemporary American fiction, with a particular interest in narrative, LGBTQ literature, and queer/affect theory. His current book project, entitled “Feeling Infinite: Affect, Genre, and Narrative in Young Adult Queer Literature,” unpacks the role of positive affect and optimism in young adult works with queer content, concentrating specifically on the ways in which hope and affect assist young adult literature in broadening and complicating our understanding of a contemporary LGBTQ canon. His work has been published in The ALAN Review, Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, Atenea, and various edited volumes published by Routledge and MacFarland. Angel is currently part of the editorial board of The ALAN Review, and also serves as a column editor for this journal.