Rita Keresztesi

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies in English

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1999

Prof. Keresztesi teaches courses on ethnic American modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, Black Arts/Black Power, postcolonial West African cinema, and theory and cultural studies. Her interdisciplinary interests include Afro-Caribbean and West African culture and politics in film and music. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Anglophone Studies, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa, from September 2010 through July 2011. Dr. Keresztesi was elected Fulbright Alumni Ambassador by CIES in 2016, see link: 



Office: Cate 2, Room 304
Email: ritak@ou.edu

Research and Teaching Interests:
Afro-Caribbean literature and culture; American modernism; African-American literature; West African postcolonial cinema

The Western in the Global South (co-editor) (Routledge, 2015)
Strangers at Home: American Ethnic Modernism between the World Wars (Nebraska University 

Press, 2005 hardcover and 2009 paperback).

More information about Prof. Keresztesi's book Strangers at Home can be found here; and about the co-edited volume The Western in the Global South here.