Raphael Dalleo teaches world literature in English at FAU, with a particular focus on Caribbean literature and postcolonial theory. Since starting on the tenure-track at FAU in 2006, he has received honors and grants including the FAU University Scholar of the Year Award and a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. He has been selected as Scholar-in-Residence by the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultures, has participated in an NEH Summer Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and his research has been supported by the Tinker Foundation and FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society for travel to archives in Jamaica, Cuba, and Guyana.
Dalleo’s Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial (University of Virginia Press, 2011), a comparative literary history of the Caribbean, was called a “comprehensive, meticulously researched new book” by a review published in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. He is coauthor of The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), a study of recent Latino/a literature’s relationship to the ideologies of the civil rights era, and coeditor of Haiti and the Americas (University Press of Mississippi, 2013), a collection of interdisciplinary essays about Haiti’s place in the hemisphere. His essays have been published in journals such as Small Axe, Research in African Literatures,
Journal of West Indian Literature
, and South Asian Review, and he serves on the International Advisory Board of the journal Latino Studies
and as review editor of
Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal.
More information: http://home.fau.edu/rdalleo/web/index.htm