Justin Catanoso is a professor of Journalism and Associate Professor of the Practice at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He teaches a variety of reporting classes and an editing class. He is the program director, which is a minor within the English Department, and serves as adviser to the student newspaper. He is a regular contributor to Mongabay.
Office: C313 Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-3914
MA Wake Forest University
BA Penn State
Reporting, writing and editing
Regional economic development and commentary
Jou 272 Editing
Jou 282 Investigative reporting
Jou 284 Magazine writing
Eng 110 Composition
My Cousin the Saint, A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles (William Morrow/HarperCollins). North American release May 2008; paperback release through Harper Perennial, June 2009.
“Last Dive on Steel Pier,” The New York Times, commentary, Oct. 15, 2006.
“A Saint in the Family” Ambassador, a quarterly publication of the National Italian American Foundation, Spring 2006.
“Our cousin, the saint,” National Public Radio commentary, Morning Edition, Oct. 21, 2005
“A Saint in our Family,” Catholic Digest, November 2005.
“Miracles Happen: A writer finds he’s blessed in more ways than one when he meets his family in Italy,” Attaché magazine, June 2004
Office: C209 Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-3911
Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from City University of New York Graduate Center
M.Phil City University of New York Graduate Center
B.A. in Philosophy and English from University of Connecticut
Race and creolization
18th and 19th c. American literature
Critical geography and cartography
African American and Caribbean literature
Environmental ethics and ecological theory
Literature and Ecology
ENG 702 Colony, Nation, Empire: Studies in Early American Literature
ENG 702B Environmental Literature
ENG 387 Studies in African American Literature
ENG 381 The Black Atlantic
ENG 381 African American Literature
ENG 356 Literature of the Caribbean
ENG 341(G) Literature and Environment
ENG 302 Literature and Ecology
ENG 300 American Environments: Hemispheric American Literature and Theory
ENG 275 Gateway: American Literature–Introduction to the Major
ENG 175 Studies in American Literature
WRI 111 Writing Seminar: Dreams and Presence