Michael Borgstrom, Ph.D.

Michael Borgstrom

Office: AL-600
Email: [email protected]

Michael Borgstrom is Interim Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 2002. He served as Chair of English and Comparative Literature from 2014-2019, co-founded and co-directed SDSU's LGBTQ Research Consortium, and most recently served as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

He teaches and writes about American literature, sexuality and gender studies, African American literature, and critical race theory. He is the author of Befriending the Queer Nineteenth Century: Curious Attachments (published by Routledge Press as part of their Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature series) and Minority Reports: Identity and Social Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of their Future of Minority Studies series). Additional work has appeared in journals such as PMLA, African American Review, ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, Journal of Homosexuality, and Pedagogy, as well as several edited collections. He is currently at work on a new book project that examines how literary study might clarify key aspects of university culture, juxtaposing specific texts with now-common institutional commitments to diversity, innovation, and advancement.