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ANGEL DANIEL MATOS, PH.D.
Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature | SDSU (until August 2020)
Assistant Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies | Bowdoin College (Fall 2020)
7100 College Station | Brunswick, ME 04011

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
(July 2020 -)
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
(August 2017 – August 2020)
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in English
(July 2016 – June 2017)
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English Literature, Gender Studies Graduate Minor
University of Notre Dame (July 2016)

M.A. in English Literature
University of Notre Dame (May 2014)

M.A. in English Education
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (June 2012)

B.A. in English Linguistics (summa cum laude)
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (June 2009)

BOOKS

Angel Daniel Matos, The Reparative Possibilities of Queer Young Adult Literature and Culture. Monograph under contract with Routledge’s Children’s Literature and Culture Series. Expected publication date: Fall 2021.

Media Crossroads: Intersections of Space and Identity in Screen Cultures. Co-edited by Angel Daniel Matos, Pamela Robertson Wojcik, and Paula Massood. Duke University Press. Expected publication date: Spring 2021.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Angel Daniel Matos, “A Narrative of a Future Past: Historical Authenticity, Ethics, and Queer Latinx Futurity in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Children’s Literature: Annual of the Children’s Literature Association and the Modern Language Association, vol. 47, 2019, pp. 30-56. Acceptance rate: 25% per issue. Link.

Angel Daniel Matos, “Something’s Flaming in the Kitchen: Exploring the Kitchen as a Stage of Gay Domesticity in Queer as Folk.” Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, vol. 2. no. 1, 2017, pp. 119-133. Acceptance rate: 45.3% per issue. Link.

Angel Daniel Matos, “Writing through Growth, Growth through Writing: The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the Narrative of Development.” The ALAN Review, vol. 40 no. 3, 2013, pp. 86-97. Acceptance Rate: 18-25% per issue. Link.

Angel Daniel Matos, “The Conversion of ‘Paul’: Cultural, Religious, and Sexual Negotiations in Alex Sanchez’s The God Box.” Atenea 31.1-2 (Jan. 2012), 91-109. Acceptance rate: 40-45% per journal issue. Link.

REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS

Angel Daniel Matos, “Complicating the Coming Out Story: Unpacking Queer and (Anti)Normative Thinking in Albertalli’s Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.” Engaging with Multicultural Young Adult Literature in the Secondary Classroom: Critical Approaches for Critical Educators. Eds. Ricki Ginsberg and Wendy Glenn. Routledge, 2019. Reviewed by external reviewers. Link.

Angel Daniel Matos, “Queer Consciousness/Community in David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing: ‘One the Other Never Leaving.’” Gender(ed) Identities: Critical Rereadings of Gender in Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Eds. Tricia Clasen and Holly Hassel. Routledge, 2016, 59-74. Reviewed by external reviewers. Link.

INVITED ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

Angel Daniel Matos, “Teaching Queerly in Today’s Literature Classroom.” Research in the Teaching of English 54.1 (September 2019), pp. 91-93.

Angel Daniel Matos and Jon M. Wargo, “Editors’ Introduction: Queer Futurities in Youth Literature, Media, and Culture.” Research on Diversity in Youth Literature 2.1 (June 2019). Link.

Angel Daniel Matos, “Rabbit Weddings, Animal Collectives, and the Potentialities of Perverse Reading: Children’s Literature and Queer Worldmaking in A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 5.3 (Fall 2018), 28-41. Link.

Dani Green with Angel Daniel Matos, “Reframing Critique: Young Adult Fiction and the Politics of Literary Censorship in Ireland.” The ALAN Review 44.3. (June 2017), 54-60. Link.

Angel Daniel Matos, “The Undercover Life of Young Adult Novels.” The ALAN Review 44.2 (Mar. 2017), 85-91. Link.

Robert Bittner with Angel Daniel Matos, “Fear of the Other: Exploring the Ties between Gender, Sexuality, and Self-Censorship in the Classroom.” The ALAN Review 44.1 (Sept. 2016), 98-104. Link.

INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS

Angel Daniel Matos, “Subverting Normative Paradigms: Teaching Representations of Gender and Queerness in Young Adult Literature.” MLA Options for Teaching Young Adult Literature. Eds. Karen Coats, Mike Cadden, and Roberta S. Trites. MLA, 2020.

Angel Daniel Matos, “Adolescence.” Routledge History of American Sexuality. Eds. Jason Ruiz, David Serlin, and Kevin P. Murphy. Routledge, 2020.

Angel Daniel Matos, “Rita Mae Brown.” Women’s Rights: Reflections in Popular Culture. Ed. Ann M. Savage. Greenwood Publishing Group, June 2017. Link.

Angel Daniel Matos, “Conceal, Don’t Feel: A Queer Reading of Disney’s Frozen.” Unsex Me. Eds. Mette Brynaa and Louise Christensen. Lindhardt & Ringhof, Apr. 2016, 71-74. Link.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Angel Daniel Matos, “‘Somewhere away from the lights of the city’: Unsettling the Normative Dimensions of Urban Space in Queer Young Adult Literature.” Examining Images of Urban Life: A Resource for Teachers of Young Adult Literature. Eds. Laura Nicosia and James Nicosia. Myers Education Press, 2020. Invited.

Angel Daniel Matos, “‘A Perfectly Normal Life’? Suburban Space, Automobility, and Ideological Whiteness in Love, Simon.” Solicited manuscript for Race, Ethnicity, and the Suburbs in American Film, edited by Merrill Schleier. CUNY Press. Publication year: 2021. Invited.

Angel Daniel Matos and Michelle Ann Abate. “Sex and Queer Childhoods.” Solicited manuscript for The Cambridge History of Children’s Literature in English. Chapter manuscript submitted to editors. Invited.

Angel Daniel Matos, “The Queerness of Space and the Body in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda Series.” Media Crossroads: Intersections of Space and Identity in Screen Cultures. Eds. Angel Daniel Matos, Pamela Robertson Wojcik, and Paula Massood. Duke University Press. In press.

BOOK REVIEWS

Angel Daniel Matos, “A Queer and Radical Impulse in American Superhero Comics: Fawaz’s The New Mutants.” Journal of Comics and Culture 2.2. (May 2018), 107-111. Link.

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES

Angel Daniel Matos, “The Spatial Politics of Rebuilding and Restoration in Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam.” Children’s Literature Association Conference (June 2020. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Representation and Misrepresentation in Young Adult Literature.” ALAN Workshop (Nov. 2019)

Angel Daniel Matos, “Centering a Diversity of LGBTQ Voices in Education.” NCTE Annual Convention. (Nov. 2019).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Spirited Inquiry on Equity and Social Justice.” NCTE Annual Convention. (Nov. 2019).

Angel Daniel Matos, “The Potentialities and Limits of Mobility in Queer Latinx Narratives for Adolescent Readers.” Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2019).

Angel Daniel Matos, “‘Who wants to play a game?’: The Queer Dynamics of Play in LGBTQ+ Young Adult Narratives.” Youngsters 2: On the Cultures of Children and Youth Conference. (May 2019).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Automobility, Ideological Whiteness, and Suburban Space in Queer Teen Cinema.” Literature/Film Conference. (Nov. 2018).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Queer Transformations: Childhood, Growth, and Bodily Fluidity in The Legend of Zelda Series.” Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2018).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Brujas, Revolutionaries, and Warriors: The Emergence of Radical Queerness in Contemporary Youth Literature.” MLA Annual Convention. (Jan. 2018).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Intersectionality and Absence in Current Trans Fiction for Youth.” National Council for Teachers of English Annual Convention. (Nov. 2017).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Towards Backwardness: Queer Latinx Characters and the Political Viability of the Unhappy Ending.” Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2017).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Young Adult Literature and the Queer Politics of Artistic Fan Production.” MLA Annual Convention. (Jan. 2017).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Something’s Flaming in the Kitchen: Transgressive Homemaking and Domestic ‘Failure’ in Queer as Folk.” Console-ing Passions. (June 2016).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Drawing Attention to Gender: Mediating Masculinity in Illustrated Young Adult Novels.” Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2016).

Angel Daniel Matos, “‘A New History’: Alternate Constructions of Gender and Kinship in Queer Dystopian Literature. MLA Annual Convention. (Jan. 2016).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Narratives of Future Past: Queer Temporality in Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. IUPLR Fifth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference. (Apr. 2015).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Young Adult Novels and the Queer Possibilities of the Impossible, the Fantastical, and the Not-Yet-Here.” PCA/ACA National Conference. (Apr. 2015).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Coming (Out + of Age): Young Adult Literature, the Closet, and the Novel of Development.” ACLA Annual Meeting. (Mar. 2015).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Queer Séances: Youth and Temporality in David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing.” Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood. (Dec. 2014).

Angel Daniel Matos, “The Undercover Life of Queer Young Adult Novels.” PCA/ACA National Conference. (Apr. 2014).

Angel Daniel Matos, “Beyond ‘Words, Words, Words’: Soliloquies, the Graphic Novel, and the Great Shakespearean Divide.” PCA/ACA National Conference. (Mar. 2013).

INVITED SPEAKER, LECTURER, AND WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

“Engaging Diversity in YA Literature: A Confluence of Experts in Conversation.” NCTE Annual Convention (Nov. 2020). Invited panelist. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

Untitled keynote lecture. Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture. Graduate Student Research Conference on Children’s Literature, University of British Columbia (Jul. 2020). Invited keynote lecturer. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

“‘Make more than dust”: Reparative Reading and Queer Young Adult AIDS Narratives.” University of California, San Diego (Spring 2020). Invited lecture. (Lecture cancelled).

Angel Daniel Matos, “‘Looking back in time’: Nostalgia and Ideological Whiteness in Greg Berlanti’s Love, Simon.” Emerging Scholars in the Humanities Workshop at the University of Oxford. (Sept. 2019). Invited presenter.

“Decolonizing Pedagogies Workshop.” Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2018). Panelist and discussion leader.

“Designing a Course on Social Justice in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” Syllabus-Swap Workshop. Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2018). Invited speaker.

“Panel on Experiences of Gender Studies Alumni.” Gender Studies Program 30th Anniversary Celebration. University of Notre Dame. (Apr. 2018). Invited speaker.

“The Sisters Talk: A Panel Discussion on the Complexity of Identity and Activism.” Sponsored by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Diego Chapter. (Nov. 2017). Invited speaker.

“Where the Buffalo Roam: Queering the Young Adult Epilogue.” The Pride Center, San Diego State University. (Sept. 2017). Invited speaker.

PANELS ORGANIZED FOR PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES

“Intersectionality, Social Justice, and Pedagogies: Classroom Strategies.” Diversity Committee’s Sponsored Pedagogies Workshop. Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2019). Panel organizer.

“Intersectional Approaches to Activism and Social Equity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel. Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2019). Panel organizer.

“Queer Futurities in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” Sponsored by the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Forum of the MLA. MLA Annual Convention. (Jan. 2018). Session chair and organizer.

“Absent Futures? Narratological Approaches to Queer Characters of Color.” Children’s Literature Association Conference. (June 2017). Panel chair and organizer.

SCHOLARLY AWARDS

Winner of The ALAN Review’s Editors’ Award for Column Excellence
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE. (Nov. 2017). National award.

Scholarship for the Cornell School of Criticism and Theory
Department of English, University of Notre Dame. (Jan. 2014)

Winner of the Nilsen-Donelson Award for Best Article in The ALAN Review
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE. (Nov. 2013). National award.

Kinesis-Fernández Richards Doctoral Fellowship
The Graduate School, University of Notre Dame. (Aug. 2011 – May 2016).

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Guest Co-Editors Angel Daniel Matos and Jon Michael Wargo, “Special Issue on Queer Futurities.” Journal: Research on Diversity in Youth Literatures. Summer 2019. (Feb. 2018 – Jun. 2019).

Editor of the “Right to Read” Column focused on issues of censorship present in young adult literature. Journal: The ALAN Review. (Dec. 2015 – Apr. 2017).

PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Children’s Literature Association. Member. (Mar. 2016 – Present).

Modern Language Association. Member. (Apr. 2015 – Present).

Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE. Member. (Mar. 2013 – Present).

COURSES TAUGHT

Assistant Professor at Bowdoin College

Gender and Sexuality in Teen Cinema (Fall 2020)
Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (Fall 2020)

Assistant Professor at San Diego State University

Gender and Sexuality in Teen Cinema (ENGL 503, Spring 2020)
Minority Experience and the Young Adult Novel (ENGL 502, Spring 2020)
Queer Literature, Media, and Culture (ENGL 503, Spring 2020)
Fantastic Teens, and Where to Find Them (ENGL 502, Fall 2019)
Childhood’s Literature (ENGL 401, Fall 2019)
Introduction to Graduate Study (ENGL 600, Fall 2019)
Theorizing Queer Adolescent Literature (ENGL 727, Spring 2019 )
LGBTQ+ Adolescent Literature (ENGL 502, Spring 2019 )
The Adolescent in Film (ENGL 503, Fall 2018 )
The Young Adult Novel, Then and Now (ENGL 502, Fall 2018 )
The Queer Young Adult Novel (ENGL 502, Spring 2018)
Social Justice and Activism in Youth Literatures (ENGL 401, Spring 2018)
Undoing Adolescence (ENGL 502, Fall 2017 )
In Search of Queer Forms (ENGL 550, Fall 2017 )

Independent Study Courses at SDSU

The Theory and Study of Roleplaying Video Games (Spring 2020)
Grief and Queer Young Adult Literature (Spring 2020)
Queering Video Game Narrative, Writing, and Design (Fall 2019)
Queer Temporality in LGBTQ+ American Narratives (Fall 2018)

CFD Postdoctoral Fellow at Bowdoin College

Queer Young Adult Literature (ENGL2803/GSWS2403, Spring 2017)
Young Adult Speculative Fiction (ENGL1023/GSWS1028, Fall 2016)

Instructor of Record at the University of Notre Dame

Introduction to Gender Studies (GSC10001/GSC20001, Spring 2016)
The Young Adult Novel (ENGL20733/GSC20515, Fall 2014)
Popular Culture and Rhetorical Virtues (WR13300, Spring 2013)
Popular Culture and Multimedia Discourse (WR13300, Fall 2012)

Teaching Assistant at the University of Notre Dame

Introduction to Gender Studies (GSC10001/GSC20001, Fall 2015)

Instructor of Record at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Intermediate English II – Literature and Composition (Sec. 94, Spring 2011)
Intermediate English I – Writing and Rhetoric (Sec. 91, 101, Fall 2010)
Intermediate English II – Literature and Writing (Sec. 61, 71, 90, Spring 2010)
Composition and Reading II (Sec. 90, 101, Fall 2009)

TEACHING AWARDS

Outstanding Faculty Member in LGBTQ+ Studies
LGBTQ+ Studies Program, San Diego State University, May 2018

Gender Studies Teaching Fellowship
Gender Studies Program, University of Notre Dame, Aug. 2015

Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award
Graduate StudentUnion, University of Notre Dame, May 2015.

Ph.D. Nominee for the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award
The Midwest Association of Graduate Schools, Jan. 2015

Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award
Graduate Student Union, University of Notre Dame, May 2013

Writing Program’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
Award. John J. Kaneb Center, University of Notre Dame, April 2013

SERVICE

Service for the Department of English at San Diego State University

Member, Graduate Committee
Department of English and Comparative Literature, SDSU, Aug. 2018 – June 2020

Co-Coordinator, Faculty Writing Workshop
Department of English and Comparative Literature, SDSU, October 2017 – June 2020

Member, Children’s Literature Committee
Department of English and Comparative Literature, SDSU, August 2017 – June 2020

Member, Scholarship and Awards Committee
Department of English and Comparative Literature, SDSU, August 2017 – May 2018

Service for San Diego State University

Faculty campus interviewer and consultant
SDSU Fulbright Program, October 2018

Service for the Community       

Pro-bono consultant for exhibit on fairy tale retellings
San Diego Museum of Man, November 2018 – March 2020

Service for the Profession

Executive Board Member
The Children’s Literature Association (Jun. 2020 – Jun. 2023)

Peer reviewer
The International Journal of Young Adult Literature (Apr. 2020)

Peer reviewer
The ALAN Review (Dec. 2019, Mar. 2017, Sept. 2016, Oct. 2015, Dec. 2015)

Peer reviewer
Children’s Literature in Education (Aug. 2019, Apr. 2017)

Peer reviewer
Children’s Literature Quarterly (Jun. 2019)

Manuscript proposal reviewer
Routledge (Jun. 2019)

Elected Officer
Children’s Literature Association’s Diversity Committee (Jun. 2018 – Jun. 2020)

Invited Officer
Ad-Hoc Diversity Committee of the ALAN of the NCTE (Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2019)

Peer reviewer
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures (Dec. 2017, Aug. 2017)

Manuscript reviewer
Peter Lang Publishing (Dec. 2016)

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