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Paul Humphrey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Modern Languages, University of Birmingham, UK

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Birmingham, UK

B.A., French and Hispanic Studies, University of Birmingham, UK

Plangere, 125
Office Hours
Monday 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. or by appointment
Courses this Semester
FS 102-01
FS 301-01
FS 405-01
Regularly Taught Courses
FS 102 Elementary Spanish II
FS 300B Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
FS 301 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
FS 305 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
FS 405 The Spanish-American Short Story
FS 409 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Stylistics
FY 101-FO01 Caribbean Voices: Language, Culture and Identity
Research Interests

Professor Humphrey’s research focuses on gender,
sexuality and African-derived religions in Caribbean literature. He has
published articles in Sargasso, Journal of Haitian Studies and International Journal of Francophone Studies.
In 2014, Prof. Humphrey was awarded a dissertation publication prize by the
Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, and his monograph Santería, Vodou and Resistance in Caribbean
Literature: Daughters of the Spirits
is forthcoming with Legenda. Prof.
Humphrey is a faculty affiliate of Monmouth University’s Gender Studies



Santería, Vodou and Resistance in Caribbean Literature: Daughters of the Spirits. Cambridge: Legenda. (Forthcoming)

Scholarly Articles

Peer-reviewed Publications

Journal Articles 

 “‘El manto que cubre el mar’: Religion, Identity and the Sea in Rita Indiana’s La mucama de Omicunlé.” Sargasso. (Forthcoming)

“Of Sound, Mind and Body: Female Sexuality and Vodou in Kettly Mars’ Fado.” International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol. 17, no. 2, 2014, pp. 137-57.

“Gods, Gender and Nation: Building an Alternative Concept of Nation in Four Novels by Mayra Montero.” Journal of Haitian Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, 2012, pp. 119-34.

Book Chapters

“Capital Prostitution: Voices from the Shadows in Post-Earthquake Haitian Fiction.” Collective volume of essays on Capital Culture from the 2014 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. (Forthcoming)

Other Publications

Co-edited Volumes

Assistant guest editor with Roberto Strongman and Eric Heuser, Journal of Haitian Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, Fall 2012.

Book Reviews

Dany Laferrière: Essays On His Works by Lee Skallerup Bessette.” Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 2014, pp. 24-25.