Dr.

Judith

Madera

Associate Professor of English

Faculty Affiliate in Environmental Studies

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.

Professor of the Practice

Contact

Office: C313 Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-3914

Email: catanojj@wfu.edu

Degree

MA Wake Forest University

BA Penn State

Areas of Interest

Reporting, writing and editing

Regional economic development and commentary

Travel writing

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

Jou 272 Editing

Jou 282 Investigative reporting

Jou 284 Magazine writing

Eng 110 Composition

Selected Publications

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

Additional Resources

Mr. Catanoso’s website

Contact

Office: C209 Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-3911

Email: maderaji@wfu.edu

Education

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

Interests

Race and creolization

18th and 19th c. American literature

Critical geography and cartography

African American and Caribbean literature

Environmental ethics and ecological theory

Colonialism

Literature and Ecology

Courses at Wake Forest

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

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