Faculty & Staff
Angelique V. Nixon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Office Location: Fisher Hall - Rm 227
Office Hours: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., MW
PHD, University of Florida
MA, Florida Atlantic University
BS, Nova Southeastern University
Nixon is a writer, scholar, teacher, community worker, and poet—born and raised in The Bahamas. She migrated to the United States in her early twenties to pursue higher education and work opportunities, and she has remained closely tied to her homeplace (and the Caribbean region as a whole) even as she has lived abroad for many years. She has lived in Florida, New York, Connecticut, and now Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching specialties include Caribbean and postcolonial studies, African diaspora literatures, postcolonial and feminist theories, gender and sexuality studies, and transnational migrations. She teaches courses in her fields of study, as well as develops new courses.
Nixon earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida in 2008 specializing in Caribbean and Postcolonial Studies with a certificate in women’s studies and gender research. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Africana Studies at New York University in 2009, where she engaged in advanced research on migrations and immigrations. More recently, before joining the faculty at Susquehanna University, Nixon was an assistant professor in residence at University of Connecticut in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (2009-11), where she designed and taught a number of courses in gender and sexuality studies.
Nixon’s scholarly work has been published in the journals: Anthurium, Black Renaissance Noire, Lucayos, MaComere, Studies in American Indian Literatures, and the book collection The Caribbean Women Writer as Scholar. Her poetry has appeared in Julie Mango, Proud Flesh, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, tongues of the ocean, WomanSpeak, small axe salon, and the book anthology Caribbean Erotic. Further, she is co-editor of the online multi-media collection “Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean: Complexities of Place, Desire and Belonging” launched in June 2012. She is author of an art and poetry titled Saltwater Healing - A Myth Memoir and Poems in a hand bound, letterpress cover, limited-edition book with Poinciana Paper Press, a small independent Caribbean press. She is completing her first scholarly book titled Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Literature and Culture, which examines the material effects of tourism and neocolonialism on Caribbean culture and identity.
Nixon is deeply invested in grassroots activism and works with a number of organizations, including Critical Resistance and the grassroots healing collective Ayiti Resurrect (as a core organizer of their 2012 delegation to Leogane, Haiti—and now planning for 2014). Also, she is co-chair of the Caribbean IRN (International Resource Network), which connects community-based activists, researchers, and artists who do work on diverse genders and sexualities. This project is funded by the Ford Foundation and operates through the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at City University of New York. Nixon serves on the working board of the prestigious and nationally known CLAGS. Furthermore, Nixon works on a New York based, curriculum building team with fellow educators and activists developing a social and environmental justice curriculum for high school and college courses. In fact, she is using parts of this curriculum in her Writing and Thinking courses at Susquehanna University.
- ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
- ENGL-205 Literature Studies
- ENGL-245 Comparative Literature of the Americas
- ENGL-390 Special Themes and Topics
- ENGL-540 Internship
- WMST-400 Topics in Women's Studies
- WMST-500 Women's Studies Research