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Preston Taylor Stone (he/him)

PhD Candidate in the Department of English
ptstone@miami.edu / prestontaylorstone.com / 864.401.6676

EDUCATION

University of Miami, 2020-2023
PhD – Literary and Cultural Studies
Areas of Focus: Queer Theory (especially Queer of Color Critique); Multiethnic American Literary and Cultural Studies; qualifying examinations passed with Merit
Committee: Lindsay Thomas (Chair), Brenna Munro, Marlon Moore

University of Miami, 2018-2020
M.A. – English

Clemson University, 2013-2017
B.A. – English, Minor – Philosophy

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Queer of Color Critique; Cultural Studies; Critical Race Theory & Black Studies; Transnational American Studies; American Literature, broadly defined; Comparative Ethnic Studies, especially within Native American Studies; Critical Disability Studies (CDS)

PUBLICATIONS

Academic

  • “‘One and the same’: Morrison’s Queer Phenomenology in Sula ” – Studies in American Fiction (forthcoming)
  • “She will be right”: Queer Haitian Transcorporeality in “Of Ghosts and Shadows” by Roxane Gay – Journal of Modern Literature (forthcoming)
  • Book Review “Toward a Queer/Blind Poetics: Kathi Wolfe’s Love and Kumquats” – South Carolina Review 52.2 (Spring 2020)
  • “At the Intersection of Linguistics and Literary Criticism: Objectivist Methodology in the Creation of Metalanguage(s) in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s La Jalousie” – Empty Mirror (March 2019)

Literary

  • “Gesture”; “Other Rooms, Other Voices”; “Monk Ballad” – New Reader Magazine 3, no. 11 (Sept 2020)
  • “Two Dead, One Buried” – Sinking City 7 (Fall 2019)
  • “Pool dream” – Flash Fiction Magazine (Jan 2017)
  • “Freedom” – Mosaic Art and Literary Journal 56 (2016)
  • “Obsessed with Angels”; “Love song” – The Chronicle (Fall 2016)
  • “Fathers and son”; “Save me, momma”; “the dirt sestina” – Scarlet Leaf Review (Sept 2016)
  • “Provence, 1923” – The Moth 26 (Aug 2016)
  • “Jeremy” ­– Scarlet Leaf Review (Aug 2016)
  • “Economy” – Poetry Quarterly (Summer 2015)
  • “I Hear Old Main” – The Chronicle (Spring 2015)

As Editor

  • KAIROS vol. I, Issues 1-3
  • KAIROS vol. II, Issues 1-3
  • KAIROS vol. III, Issues 1-3
  • KAIROS vol. IV, Issues 1-3
  • KAIROS vol. V, Issues 1-3
  • KAIROS vol. VI, Issues 1-3

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Unless otherwise noted, class taught was 1 section of 3 credits and I was instructor of record

University of Miami

  • Fall 2019: English Composition I (‘Migration & Citizenship’), Instructor of Record
  • Spring 2020: English Composition II (‘Power, Race, and Migration’), Instructor of Record
  • Fall 2020: English Composition I (‘Migration & Citizenship’) & English Composition II (‘Black Feminism: Theory, Method, Practice’), Instructor of Record
  • Summer 2021: Basic Academic Writing (‘Migration & Citizenship’), Instructor of Record
  • Spring 2021: English Composition II (2 sections) (‘Marxism in America: What It Is…and Isn’t’), Instructor of Record
  • Fall 2021: English Composition II (2 sections) (‘Marxism in America: Theory, Method, Culture’), Instructor of Record
  • Spring 2022: English Composition II (2 sections) (‘Ghosts of American Imperialism’), Instructor of Record
  • Summer 2022: Basic Academic Writing (‘Migration & Citizenship’), Instructor of Record

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

  • Fall 2020: “‘Who is Looting Whom?’: James Baldwin and the Right to Riot” (1 section), Instructor of Record
  • Spring 2021: “The Harlem Renaissance” & “Introduction to Critical Theory”, Instructor of Record
  • Summer 2021: “Black Feminism: Theory, Method, Practice” & “Migration and Citizenship: History, Theory, and Literature”, Instructor of Record
  • Fall 2021: Latin American Studies I & Latin American Studies II, Instructor of Record
  • Spring 2022: Native American Studies I & Native American Studies II, Instructor of Record
  • Summer 2022: Marxism in America: Theory, History, Culture, Instructor of Record

Miami-Dade College (Wolfson Campus)

  • Fall 2022: English Composition II (‘America’s Ghosts’), Instructor of Record; Introduction to Literature (‘Ghost Literature from Morrison to Nguyen’), Instructor of Record; Introduction to Creative Writing, Instructor of Record
  • Summer 2022: English Composition II (‘Migration & Citizenship’), Instructor of Record
  • Spring 2022: English Composition I (‘Migration & Citizenship’) & English Composition II (‘Ghosts of American Imperialism’), Instructor of Record
  • Fall 2021: English Composition I (2 sections) (‘Migration & Citizenship’), Instructor of Record

PEDAGOGICAL & INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING

  • CAN1001-1005: Introduction to Canvas LMS (Summer-Fall 2022), Center for Institutional and Organizational Learning, Miami-Dade College
  • BB1001-1003: Introduction to Blackboard LMS (Summer 2021), Center for Institutional and Organizational Learning, Miami-Dade College,
  • Graduate-level Practicum in Literary Studies (Spring 2019), University of Miami
  • Graduate-level Practicum in Writing Studies (Fall 2018), University of Miami

PRESENTATIONS & CONFERENCES

  • “Ghosting and the Spectral State: Deviance and Spectrality in American Protest Cultures.” Q-Grad 2022: Annual Queer Graduate Student Research Conference, LGBTQ Studies Program, University of California, Los Angeles. Queer Temporalities: Resisting Straight Forwards, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, May 27, 2022.
  • “Meta/Queer Time: The Queer Formalism of Toni Morrison’s Sula.” Annual Graduate Student Conference, Modern Languages and Literatures Department of University of Miami. Seeing More Queerly in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Gender, Feminism and Queer Theories and Practices in Our Contemporary World, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Feb 21, 2020.
  • “The Sentence Queers Modernity: What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell.” SAMLA 91: Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships, Atlanta, GA, Nov 8-10, 2019.
  • Special Panel Chair. SAMLA 91: Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships, Atlanta, GA, Nov 8-10, 2019.
  • “Las Vegas and Performative Capitalism.” Marxist Literary Group Annual Conference: Intelligent Idealisms, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 22-26, 2019.
  • “Spectral Knowing in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘Black-Eyed Women.’” MELUS 2019: Underground Histories, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Mar 21-24, 2019.
  • “Refugee-as-Ghost: Metaphorizing Trauma and Borders in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Fiction.” Annual Graduate Student Conference, Modern Languages and Literatures Department of University of Miami. Transnational Futures: (Re)Imagining Diaspora, Borders, Politics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Feb 22, 2019.
  • “On the Need to Historicize the American Literary Economy.” SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies, Birmingham, AL, Nov 2-4, 2018.

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2021-2022 American Studies Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Miami
  • 2021-2022 Dissertation Fellowship, Center for the Humanities, University of Miami
  • 2021 Digital Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Miami
  • 2019-2020 Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Service Award, University of Miami
  • 2016 Writers’ Harvest Student Reading Award in Poetry, Clemson University

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICES

  • Chair, English Graduate Organization (2022-2023)
  • Curator, “Pink/Grey Literature: Queer Ephemera and the Ephemeral Queer,” exhibition at the University of Miami Special Collections at the Kislak Center
  • Critical Cultural Studies (CCS) graduate collective, Department of English at the University of Miami, founding body member and current co-convener
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Member & Reader
  • University of Miami Graduate Student Association, Senator for the PhD program in English, Founder & Chairperson for the Committee of Social and Civic Engagement
  • University of Miami Graduate Student Association, Parliamentarian & Chairperson for the Committee on Graduate Student Organizations (COGSO)

COMPETENCIES

TEFL/TESOL Certification: ITTT (120-hrs)
English Ability: Native language, fluent
Spanish Ability: Excellent written and reading skills, advanced verbal skills

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